It's the Coffee!!
Yesterday in a local Mom and Pop Nursery—I finally got out after writing for the better part of nine hours. I had been allowing myself to get out for my daily run. But not to run errands. I'd put them off—primari;ly for my editing and writing.
A woman—one of the owners I've gotten to know over the past decade began to chat after I'd purchased a wreath. I was telling her about a novel I was writing about monsters and various ways to figure scenery, names and locations.
I said, "You know in truly good monster stories there must always be an oil refinery."
She asked, "How do you come up with this stuff?"
I replied, "I do a lot of research. I listen and study movie directors, producers and writers. I do research on names and figure out in Latin what the name of a real person may mean—the ones we might not like. Then I remanage their names and make them the characters that are demeaning."
I gave her scenarios.
She commented, "What drugs are you on?"
I smiled and scoffed, "Coffee!! Coffee!!"---Jody-Lynn Reicher