The day began well enough, very early as it does when I'm wrapping up a story. It means long hours and often many cups of coffee. The day began just before five and, as I mostly do, I listened to a playlist again and again because - I'm not really hearing it. Instead I'm hearing the voices of my characters and the pulse of the story as it barrels to the end.
But finishing that last chapter is only the beginning of having a final story ready to head off anywhere. The end takes me right back to the beginning and going through the story to pick out the obvious problems, clean it up and in a way, sew it up. Then off it goes to my beta reader. And then... well, that's anther post.
Half way through my walk I see at a distance this little car with bright green sides and some sort of red contraption on its roof. I think to myself that it's some pretty fine advertising and I continue on with my walk.
Routing around the neighbourhood and returning home, I come face to face with the little car and as it slowly drives by I turn to look at it and see what it's advertising. It's one of those freeze frame moments as I realized that this isn't an advertisement, well maybe it is, there is Google on the side of the car. But the thing on top is a camera and I'm looking straight at it. It's the Google street view car. It was a moment of horror when even the driver looked ominous.
At that point there was nothing to do but keep on walking and resign myself to the fact that I'd been google mapped.
My only hope now is that they photoshop.