Are you listening to Ditch Diggers yet? If you’re not, you totally should be. It is the number one reason I’m laughing in public without explanation.
Earlier this week I talked to you about this episode, and how it helped me get over feeling like I’m different from other authors who are still paying their dues.
Another thing discussed during that episode was a theory that I’d never really thought of before. It’s not so much about writing, but more about life in general.
All credit for this thought-provoking theory goes to Matt Wallace. He said that we need to prioritize things before they become triage situations.
If that’s not clear, let me break it down for you. Take care of something before it becomes an emergency.
You know how sometimes you read something, and your brain just sort of explodes with reactions? I had so many with this one! What am I ignoring that might be a triage situation? Should I be planning more for things that might happen? Am I doing enough?
Are any of us ever doing enough?
I mean, that’s the real question. Are we ever really doing enough? Can we ever do enough?
The short answer is no. The long answer is also no.
There are too many things that could happen. You could get sick, or a loved one. You could get hit by a bus. You could get laid off.
Good things can happen too. You can get a great opportunity, but it comes with a short deadline.
That isn’t to say we can’t do anything. We can take care of ourselves before we end up in the hospital. We can work diligently before deadlines loom.
Station 86 is shocked when a Khloe assassin begins killing members of the all powerful council. Officer Sennett Montgomery and Councilman Godfrey Anders swear to find the assassin after Godfrey’s wife is falsely accused. But the killer, and the council itself, are not what they seem. Neither, as it turns out, is Sennett’s daughter. Then, Sennett, Godfrey and the rest of Station 86 are trying to put their society back in order after the Core attack. Then a mysterious ship from a dying station arrives, bringing artificially intelligent robotic, murderous dogs. Godfrey, Mason and April must get to the hospital safely, while Sennett is trying to protect Marshal’s Joy and Howard. But the AI dogs are nothing compared to the terrors they left behind on their own station.