For those of you that don’t know, I am working on a novel that is loosely based on my personal experience.
As I was finishing up a chapter yesterday, I realized that my memory was a bit fuzzy on some things. Out of curiosity, I had called my mother to get some answers.
For whatever reason I have the ability to think about these times in a comical way. I look back and many things were so absolutely absurd that it’s hard not laugh sometimes.
I couldn’t quite remember how this particular incident ended. If I were to tell the story, I guess it sounds quite tragic, but it really isn’t anything I wasn’t used to. By the age of seven I had surrendered to what my life would be like. I knew it wasn’t right but I was also aware that I was seven and I had no choice in the matter.
When I called, I warned my mother that the question was a bit odd and out of nowhere. I had explained to her what prompted the question and let her know it was coming from a place of humor. I wanted to brace her for the question. My mother can be a bit over reactive. Bless her heart.
“Do you remember when we lived with so-and-so? What had happened after you hit him over the head with a baseball bat?”
She was silent. I proceeded to tell her what I remembered. It turns out the reason she did it and why I thought she did it were close. Same subject, different findings.
She did throw in that she had complete control while swinging this bat at his head. ??? I just laughed.
It turns out that my mother was not arrested as I had thought and, he lived, which I knew but I just thought I’d let you guys know. Eventually when I finish the book, you will all be able to read about this adventure and many more that Shay will be taking on vicariously through me.
So far between Monday and now, I have written 10,000 words, with a slight interruption for an emergency with my dog. She’s ok now, just some minor surgery for an aging girl.
I was also offered an opportunity to be a beta reader for an upcoming author, Terry Towery. I am enthralled with The Devil You Don’t Know, but unfortunately only get pockets of time to read it. It is a great read and I know you will all be looking for his name on bookshelves soon.
Ta~ta for now.