Yes, I’m in Bonnie Tyler mode (without the big hair). The last 10 weeks have been very stressful. I was lucky enough to sell my house twelve days before Thanksgiving, and had to be out within seven days. That’s good news, right?
I’m holding out for a hero till the end of the night.
Except I hadn’t been house hunting. I mean, who expects to sell around the holidays? So for 10 weeks, I’ve been living with my BFF and her family while I look for a house. My running total of houses seen is 38. (So if you’re thinking about looking at a house in the Louisville area, just ask. I’ve probably been in it at some point.) I’ve got a place to live and I’m already much closer to work (my goal in moving). So that’s good, right?
He’s gotta be strong.
Except when I packed and stuffed everything into storage, I thought I’d only be homeless for a month. Meaning all of my books, including research books, all my pens and papers and notes are sitting in a Space Center Storage locker. At least everything’s safe and dry. So that’s good, right?
And he’s gotta be fast.
Except I need to check some facts for accuracy. At least that’s what I keep telling myself as I stare at my computer, my fingers aching from hours of hovering in the ready position. I need my things around me. For ten weeks I’ve pretty much stared at the same old words with the same new ideas swirling around in my head but never making the leap from brain to fingers to screen. But given that I’m losing my phone an average of twice a day, and I’m losing thoughts in the middle of sentences, maybe this isn’t so bad, right?
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight.
Except all this aimless confusion is driving me crazy! That’s why I need a hero. Not the kind that saves the day, but someone to show me how to survive. How to thrive. How to conquer.
Creating these heroes is why I write. It’s why I read. It’s also why I bought a second copy of The Hunger Games (my other is in storage and I need it NOW.) It’s why I’ve watched Lord of the Rings. It’s why I’ve re-watched Sherrilyn Kenyon’s 2011 Awards Luncheon Speech on RWA enotes (Volume 11, Issue 14. If you haven’t seen/heard this, it’s incredibly inspiring!)
I need epic. I need larger than life. I need a fighting spirit that won’t quit.
Which is why I’ve become fascinated with a new hero. A different breed of hero. I found him on YouTube and he’s absolutely indomitable. Unstoppable. He’s everything I need to be.
Who's your hero, Baby?