"If anyone stares too long out the window, create a diversion. Drop a glass, fake a heart attack, anything."
Rilla let out a loud huff of air. "Yeah, right. No problem. Should I put on a clown shit and do a little jig?"
Oh, yes. Please put on the clown shit, Rilla.
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving