Hope you're a Phil Collins or Genesis fan and you hear "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" playing. Most people vaguely know that song but are more familiar with "Invisible Touch," the only Genesis song to ever reach number one.
I would rather be writing tonight but plans are in place. One, I'm meeting with my writing support group, which I've now unofficially labeled, The Write Pack. Yes, goofy. I'll have drink and dinners with them.
My second event is a meet and greet with the town mayor, up for re-election. This is not my sort of thing. My wife and I were invited and she wants to go so I'm supporting her. I am interested in it as a writer, hopeful that I'll observe something that will stimulate a story or a character. Himself does not strike me as overly interesting or stimulating, although I've only met with him about a half dozen times and the sum of our exchanged words are probably less than two thousand. Of course, I likely don't strike people as overly interesting or stimulating, either. I prefer keeping to myself and shunning the light. I only come out on paper.
There will be a few other candidates sharing the room. Our town's issues are the typical laundry list of matters - development and expansion, water and taxes, streets, budgets and public safety, education and homelessness.
It's another treadmill. I'll go and I'll try and probably succeed at having a good time, but I'd rather be writing.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com