You gotta be careful when you are out in public and writing, especially when you are with other writers discussing different scenes.
Three of my writer friends met with me at a local Chinese restaurant. After sitting down we started talking about our craft. My friend Gina, who was next to me, started to discuss a death scene. She mentioned how the man was in a tub full of chemicals that would dissolve a body. This was before Breaking Bad had this very same scene folks.
Looking at her, and not realizing or paying attention most likely to who was around me, I told her that it all depended on the size and weight of the man and what chemical she was using for if she was not using the right amount or the right chemical she would have a hot mess.
My friend Adrianne started to say, “Guys, lower your voices.”
We ignored her and continued. I told my friend Gina that if she used the wrong chemical there could be a chance it would eat through the tub and the floor and it would fall to the first floor.
Again, my friend Adrian said, “Guys, lower your voices,” as she pointed to her right.
Again good ole me ignored her and continued. As I did so I just happened to look over. Sitting next to us were four officers, two of which were listening to me.
We quickly explained we were writers, honest, and was discussing a scene. I continued to tell them that my degreed was in Chemistry to which they smiled. But we quickly moved on to a different topic.
So now I need to carry a sign like the one above. #Writerproblems