In case you haven't heard the Lyrid Meteor shower went on this weekend. As a person who has never seen one of these events, I felt it necessary to experience this phenomenon. So what started out as a quiet evening in bed, ended up being a random half hour drive to the middle of nowhere at midnight.
If you've ever found yourself on a dark, deserted road in the middle of the night, then you know how quickly your mind wanders to monsters and murderers hiding out just waiting to get you. You jump at every little sound. When a car drives by that late at night you think they're up to no good. My friend and I blame it on watching too much Walking Dead.
But in-between those moments of fear are moments of peace. Staring up at the night sky and realizing how small we truly are to everything. I only saw four meteors, but I jumped with glee like a little kid every time.
Even as I stood in the desert full of fear and wonder my writing brain refused to shut off. I thought the whole time I wonder how I can use this in my story? Every experience can be turned into a great story, which is why it's so important to take time to experience the little things in life. Whether it's sitting in the desert waiting for someone to come hack you up into little pieces or just taking a random road trip to see something different.
The night ended when it became too cold, but that only encouraged us to come back the next night. Where we experienced a whole new fear: wild animals.
As far as my writing progress, I'm on page 40 and going strong.
Until next time, I hope you find joy in your writing!