Shiplap Plague – The Process

Shiplap Plague is story number thirty-four in the #52ShortStories challenge.

**SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

As part of my reading diet, I’m subscribing to magazines I would never bother to pick up. One of them is This Old House. As a renter, this periodical is nearly useless for me unless I want to build a really cool looking coffee table (which I’ve been inspired to do, but, come on–should I shave my hours of sleep down to 2-3 now?) 🙂 But…I’m expanding my horizons and just filling my brain with all sorts of random information that may just strike a chord of inspiration.

There was an article about using shiplap wood to redo your bathroom. I’d never even heard of shiplap wood, but it had a nice ring to it. Where the plague idea came from, I dunno…but it led to a cause, which in turn, led me to poor little Katelin. Being a father now, I found this one a little difficult to write. Maybe that’s why it took me longer than normal. But I’m pretty comfortable getting uncomfortable these days, so I’m glad I pushed through.

Here’s the general scratch file:

And the daily journal entries:


2 thoughts on “Shiplap Plague – The Process

  1. It’s interesting to see what inspired your writing. I’ve never heard of shiplap wood either. And as a renter, I probably wouldn’t build anything either. But I’m interested in the process.

  2. Thanks for the comment, L. I’m really enjoying the diversity of things I’m learning as I read outside of my comfort zone!

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