So. A friend of mine is getting married later this week, and last night, she hosted a bachelorette party. There were no Magic Mikes in attendance. We weren't in a nightclub or in Vegas or InTheMiddleOfNowhere. My friend opted for dinner by the sea, accompanied by the ladies in her family and girlfriends. I thought it was great of her to want something on the low-key side--it gave us tons of chances to just... talk.
At one point, my friend's mom asked everyone in attendance to do a sort of roundtable and dispense advice for the bride to be. Most people told her to make Patience her new best friend, and to never let an argument live longer than it should.
I told her to cling to surprise. To keep things unexpected, not monotonous. But not just for her marriage, but for herself as well. I want my friend to be happy, and to me, happiness comes from magical things like love (romantic and non-romantic), art (of all kinds), and
Channing Tatum experiences I haven't had yet but am willing to pursue.
Don't fall into a rut, folks. And when you do, remember That Thing You Haven't Done Yet But Are Aching For. Then go ahead and do it. :)
Now tell me: how do you keep things surprising and fresh in your writing?