Fireworks! I love watching fireworks. They were SUCH a huge deal when I was kid. We'd go to the Parkway and sit on the hill to watch them explode over the glorious city of Utica, NY. Sigh. My brother HATED them. Would cry the entire time. But I thought they were awesome. I always hoped they'd do something more, like spell out a word, or become animated, or some other weird not possible thing I could dream up.
And in anticipation of this year's fireworks, I realized that nowhere in any of the twelve novels I've completed or the dozens I've half-completed, have I ever mentioned fireworks! That's weird, right? Somehow the fourth of July should have slipped in there? A lot of them take place in the summertime too! But nope. Scanned them tonight. Sure, there were plenty of the OTHER kinds of fireworks, but none in the sky.
So now I have to figure out how to fit fireworks into the story I'm revising now. Sure, it takes place in September, but I'm a clever girl. I can figure something out.
Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, happy fourth of July!!!!!! I'll be watching the sky, waiting for the tiny little explosions that can always make me smile. :-)