Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
dr_pretentious

The Kinds Of Things You Trip Over When You're Fact-Checking Your Fiction

I wanted to know how big a U-Haul truck one of my characters would have rented when the time came to flee her meth-head ex-husband, and I accidentally discovered what happens to U-Haul trucks when they retire. Anybody need a huge box truck, real cheap?

Now my brain is trying to come up with a story about a character who would have some good reason to buy one of those trucks. Or better yet, some dubious yet desperate reason. Or a really bad reason, someone for whom the purchase would be a big mistake, with consequences. Not now, brain! We're already working on a story!
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