It’s the first Wednesday of the month. Though I’m rolling in at a later-than-usual hour, I’m here for another edition of Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
I mentioned last month how March shoved my head into the ground. April thankfully gave me a week of reprieve. Of course, I had to curse myself by excitedly telling my coworkers, “I should be able to exercise next week!” I really should have known better. Because what followed were medical appointments, dietary restrictions, and sleep issues. All of which resulted in me sending apology emails to my boss and using what little leave I have left.
Needless to say, everyone at the Town’s End is cranky at the moment and have been for a few weeks now.
Despite being quick to snap at people, I’ve managed to get some writing in. Therefore, I’m not an insecure writer this month! That’s something to be optimistic about. Plus we’ve got solutions en route for all the medical woes, so I think in another week, we’ll see an improvement on that end. I’m hoping May will let me finish chapters 8 and 9 in Isto. I’m clinging to this optimism, and maybe it’ll carry me through this month.
IWSG Question of the Month: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
There’s been a couple of things I’ve had to research. One was how to liquefy a human. It’s a process called alkaline hydrolysis, and it’s actually considered a greener form of cremation. Go figure. Of course what I was using it for was far more nefarious character killing means. 🙂 Other things include cannibalism and MacGyvering sleeping gas from the contents of a train car bar. My people like to get into trouble, and I’m certain I’m on a government watch list.
How was your May? What are you insecure about this month? What are your favorite low-carb vegetarian recipes? What strange things have you had to research?