I’m very experienced at avoiding writing. I knew I was really avoiding the WIP when I shredded the to-shred pile, and started a loaf of pulla in the breadmaker… and now am I writing a week of surveillance and the follow-up strike? No, I”m writing an article for Mad Genius.
I did get a topo map printed for the area under question, and consulted with one of my three main sources for how the following recon and strike will go down; I’ll talk with the other two tonight. Calmer Half has a very different take on how to do anti-terrorist operations than the US Armed forces, that was rather puzzling me until LawDog pointed out that South Africa didn’t have air superiority in the war with Angola, while the United States is used to having air superiority in its battle spaces. If I have air superiority, I can count on dropping the strike force in from far away, and quickly pull them out the same way, instead of dealing with the logistics of supplying the recon from a forward base where the strike team is hiding until recon is finished.
…Which also means that later, when the good guys don’t have air superiority, the tactics will have to change. Oh, do I see that coming, or what? Bad muse!
I know what’s making me hesitate hard. I am not, and have never been, military. I never intended to write military actions from a military point of view. And my brain is sort of rebelling at the idea, even as it wants to do it. I’m trying to tell myself I have the best possible set of alpha readers and subject matter experts a girl could wish for, but…
I stare at the blinking cursor, and am overcome with a desire to go scrub the bathroom tile and reseal the grout instead.
Except if I don’t get something, anything written, Jim Curtis is going to look at me over dinner and ask where the next chapter is to beta read. Friends are so good for accountability…
And the more I think about that, the more I want to run away from this computer and clean out my fridge.
I’m sure you are all much better at the discipline and the writing and the adulting, aren’t you?