Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Inspiration is a Kick in the Groin

It's halfway through the month, so i figured by now i'd be posting excerpts from my novel in progress. I figured i'd coast through this NaNoWriMo thing (see previous post) with relative ease, since i'd done it before. I figured this November would see me add to my collect of first drafts i had waiting for revision and submission to some publisher or literary agent. I figured a lot of shit that didn't happen this month.

And i got surprised off my ass by some of what did.

Troy and i are being evicted.

Now, don't get me wrong: we pay our rent on time every month. It's not a matter of us falling behind on our obligations. All the more surprising to find that we're getting the boot, eh?

It seems there's a law firm (which shall remain nameless) that is acting on behalf of a mortgage company (which shall remain nameless) that has foreclosed on the owner of the townhouse (who shall definitely remain nameless) who leased us the property. The unit was sold at auction on the county courthouse steps a couple of weeks ago.

I'm not going to go into the details -- that's too much of somebody else's business mixed in with mine -- but suffice it to say that after moving in in OCTOBER, Troy and i weren't exactly planning to shuffle off again so soon. In fact, we had talked about possibly buying the unit and never having to move again. (If you're like me, you're wondering right about now what any of this has to do with the title of this entry.)

It seems that there were some errors made on behalf of our landlord by whomever was managing this property on said landlord's behalf. (Landlord doesn't live in Atlanta.) It seems Landlord was able to resolve issues with Mortgage Company and have the mortgage reinstated (a relatively rare occurrence, according to the representative of the aforementioned law firm with whom i spoke). It seems everything is going to be all right and we are not going to have to move after all.

So it seems right now.

Through all this drama, though, the good thing is that it has inspired a couple of potentially great advances in my life. (Ah, he's finally gotten to the inspiration part of this little rant.)
  1. If everything pans out, Troy and i actually may end up buying this property. Landlord is tired of dealing with it from a distance, and we are interested (if not able at the moment). So, assuming things work out as they seem to be, this little incident may have inspired Landlord to sell.
  2. Though i haven't been writing for NaNoWriMo like i planned, for some reason i've come up with a whole slew of new writing ideas, as well as some ideas for my photography. Seems there's been some creative inspiration in this madness as well.

That's about all for now. We're still waiting on the official word from the mortgage company. We're still hoping Landlord is on the up-and-up with the business dealings. But we're still going to look at apartments today.

You know, someday this is going to make a great chapter in my first published novel ....

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