The hubs and I were watching Survivorman. If you don't know what Survivor Man is, it's a show where this one guy puts himself into dangerous landscapes for 7 days with no crews, no food, and very few supplies. As if he was put into that circumstance by some sort of freak accident.
So, we were watching where he was in a desert (which he does a few times if I'm not mistaken((different deserts))) And, I think...I'm being punished for some content in my MS. OR a lesson in how gross I actually made my novel!
It is supposed to be oogy. That's how I wrote it. So, every time someone has mentioned how dark or yuck one part or another is, I'm all "sweeeeeet". Mission accomplished!
But, Les Stroud is demonstrating how to survive in this desert. And at one point, after a day or so with no water and little food he sets up traps. And...catches...half a dozen or so SCORPIONS!
Now...Scorpions are my biggest creepiest gross-out fear. I HATE THEM. HATE. HATE. HATE. HATE.
So, naturally he eats them. BBBBBBLECH!! Crunchy, disgusting, HORRIFYING awfulness. (I tried to put up a picture of some scorpions but I couldn't...I typed it in, found the pictures, then virtually hauled ass! Nope, couldn't do it.)
The cool thing is, I totally nailed the scene without seeing it first! Whoohoo! (IMO)
Experience, I suppose. I don't know if other people will be creeped and grossed out like I mean them to, but I think, if you can pull it off on yourself, then you have accomplished what you wanted.
Sometimes, we just have to suck it up and actually experience some things we never want to just to make it perfect for a novel. AH a writers curse! The rest of my creepy/gross content, however, I will have to just hope I got right. Maybe I need to write a book about a pudgy white girl who moves to a private island with Ryan Reynolds...OH the research I could do!
Check back in Wednesday for another round of What's That Word Verification? !
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HERE is K. M. Walton's 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Querying. GOOD stuff, for anyone about to, going to, getting ready to, wanting to query!
Lastly, thanks for everyone being so understanding about the bloggy absence a few days a week to do some writing!