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Previously published on Girlfriends Book Club
Since we are discussing setting I will reluctantly work past my discomfort to share, not only how I obtained realistic details to create the manor house in my novel, but also how a sense of poetic entitlement caused me to behave badly. Ahem. (Sound of me clearing throat). I avoided arrest and have purposely omitted names in this post in order to protect myself.
Some of you may be surprised to learn that I know how to tweet, and even more surprised that I know how to create a hashtag that will change my life. Yes, I, who never had a problem sitting down and facing my literary problems am so far off track, I’m surrendering myself to the mercy of the very social media frontiers I intended to ignore. With Twitter and a hashtag, I can be held publicly accountable for my writing time and output.
I’ve never written weather porn before. (I swear). But cryptic vacation updates from Facebook friends reporting low temperatures have left me lusting for sensual details: like cool air sliding through open windows at night and bare feet freezing in mountain streams, for instance. I vowed when I returned from my own chilly vacation, I would produce the goods in full graphic detail.
You know you want it.
The high desert air uplifts and makes me feel I can do anything: hike in broad daylight without vaporizing, fish mid-day without heat stroke, picnic outside without losing my appetite.
Think: October cold snap in Dallas without Halloween decorations.