the plot genie visited overnight

and hey! maybe, perhaps, this stupid problem with these stupid people might be solved. I think we might have a Gordian knot which means a simple solution! Time to destroy a character, change a time-line, and maybe insert some scenery.

Suddenly they're no longer stupid people--they'll transform into beloved characters. And the stupidity in the story turns into something akin to cleverness (at least for this minute)

This THIS THIS is why I write. Hours of boredom punctuated by moments of pure terror clarity. **

Scuse me. Got to get back to work.

**the first time I heard that "hours of boredom punctuated by seconds of terror" I was doing a ride-along with a cop for an article; I was writing a portrait of a cop's life for a magazine. I thought she was amazingly insightful. Heh.


  1. Ain't it amazing? I'm with ya all the way, Kate!

  2. "Hours of boredom punctuated by seconds of terror" is also used commonly by ER physicians.
    FYI :)


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