What details can I remember and use later - sunsets, bug bites, humidity and Vyolette wrestling a giant inflatable dolphin in the waves - and what will get filtered out or used as fodder for another story or slide into a column somewhere. Will tiny bits of conversation between the girls enter the mix or have I tuned out everything having to do with pop stars' tattoos and hair dye?
What snapshots of your past excursions will you put into your stories? I see that dolphin showing up somewhere...
In other news:
THE GIRLS' GHOST HUNTING GUIDE and THE ZOMBIE TAROT are both with their editors! I'm awaiting their input before the final push at the end of the month to make two shiny new books for next May and June. I'm celebrating writing both books this summer by not drooling onto the keyboard and venturing outside to see that bright thing in the sky.