Status: Working on book #6
Posted by: Genie Gabriel
Please don't throw overripe tomatoes! I wanted an opening for this post that was a double entendre and it was hot today, so this one came to my overheated brain. :)
With weather temperatures that climbed over 100 degrees today and more of the same forecast for the next couple of days, my favorite task is not sitting at my computer, but watering my flowers. If the sprinklers happen to get me a bit wet, so much the better!
However, I can use the time watering to brainstorm upcoming scenes for my latest project!
So, standing in the spray of the sprinkler, my story should be set in the fall or spring of the year, with the careers of the hero and heroine involving water, right?
Hmm…my current work in progress has a firefighter hero. Yeah, that involves water, but can you imagine being encased in a garment several layers thick and packing 40-50 pounds of gear in 100+ degree temperatures? Then you walk into fires where the temperatures are several hundred degrees.
OK, doesn't exactly fit with doing things to stay cool. Guess it's a good thing writers are creative and can write about things they don't personally experience.
So I'm going to depart from a writing related question for all of you and ask what you do to stay cool.
In addition to being good buddies with my sprinklers, during the hottest part of the day, I napped. This evening, I set a pan of ice in front of the fan so the air would be cooler. Other ideas?