Just a few hours and I’m on the road for a long trip. The wife has work tomorrow, the kid has school tomorrow, and I really need a haircut. My plan was to start editing tomorrow, but it might be delayed a day. Need to get a bit more sleep and my son is so off his schedule that things may be rough for a while.
The new plan is to design characters for the ‘road trip/altered USA’ idea. Got something for the female lead, which leaves me with 6-7 characters that will have unique outfits. Maybe. Modern clothes will probably be around tough some characters will take the opportunity to be unique. Just have to remind myself that the post-apocalyptic character in a top hat has been done to death. I have a new idea too, but I think I’ll put it where it originally was. Puts a future series up to 10 books, but it’s a comedy/Windemere history/adventure, so it all works out. Need to double check since those notes aren’t here.
People have asked about the trip and if I’ll share stories. Several people on this side of the computer have told me not to talk about it. All I should say is ‘things happened and it was a fun experience’. Yes, but I will tell one story because it may be the highlight for my son and I feel like making a warning. If you didn’t know, like I did, 100% polyester clothing should not be worn around fireworks. People can already see where this is going.
My son has a Captain America shirt that is 100% polyester and he loves it. So he wore it for July 4th. He was given sparklers for the first time and was using one under the very close supervision of mommy. He wanted to do tricks like her and his aunt, but she was making sure he kept his arm out. The kid has a habit of bending his arm when twirling the sparkler and we didn’t want his face to get hit by a spark. We didn’t expect a spark to hit his shoulder and melt the shirt. He freaked out (for good reason) and we got the shirt off him before taking him inside. It didn’t catch fire, but three holes were melted and the ‘hot plastic’ left a red mark on his shoulder. It’s still there too. To the little guy’s credit, he still wanted to watch the sparklers and fireworks show. We think he was more scared than hurt, which makes sense.
I sent an email to the place I bought the shirt from since I couldn’t find a manufacturer contact. Just wanted to mention that there is no warning on the shirt and I don’t remember one on the tags. Even if there was one on the tags, you take those off and can forget over the years. Not looking for anything other than letting them know about this possibility, which cold have been a freak accident.
Anyway, that’s a story. Rest was driving, zoo, car show, family, food, and a Boston Terrier that my son doesn’t want to say good-bye too. I’ll be back on schedule tomorrow. The Internet has been good, but doesn’t always open pages that I click on. See everyone later or tomorrow.