Please Bring The Spring


So in my work in progress I keep coming across situations where I need certain things to happen to take the story where it needs to go, and yet I have no idea how to make that happen in a believable way. I know where the story is going, roughly, and the characters are the ones who have led me there, but what I’ve had problems with a couple of times now is the transition from one event to the next in a way that makes sense. It just seems to be a recurring problem in this particular story. It’s odd, because usually when I write these things just flow together.

I struggled with this earlier in the story and it took some time to overcome. But for the past several days I have known that a certain event needed to take place sometime in the near future for them, but couldn’t find a way to do it that didn’t seem completely contrived. So today, after struggling with this for days in the back of my mind, I decided to just ignore it for now and continue on with my story. After all, this event didn’t really need to happen for a little while, so maybe something would come to mind.

Of course about two minutes after deciding to ignore it and go on, my characters just decide to solve the problem for me on their own. Seriously, I know these character are all in my imagination, but once I create them they seem to have a mind of their own. They act in unexpected ways, like today, and sometimes it doesn’t work out, but usually it’s when things are going the best. Today, I think, was for the best. We’ll see.

The Russian Olympic figure skaters are amazing. That’s really all there is to say about it. I mean those girls just laid it down the other night. It was the most impressive skating I’ve ever seen, that’s for sure.

Hey CVS, is it MinuteClinic, or HourClinic?

Long story short, our doctor was closed Wednesday, her workplace clinic was closed because of icy weather(that totally was overstated and not that bad), and she was ill. I tried to take her to the MinuteClinic as a last resort. So we go in and see that the wait time was over an hour. No thanks. We decided to try our doc again the next day.

Of course the next day our doc and the workplace clinic were both closed again for icy weather that never materialized enough to be a problem, so we ended up waiting until today.

Next time we’ll just go to the urgent care center and get it over with, I guess.

Have a great weekend, everyone!