We've all had those humbling experiences in life that we think are kind of funny after a long time has passed. And we really enjoy them if they happen to somebody else. I just had a good, but empathetic, giggle over at Mary Whitsell's blog. You've got to go visit and read this frustrating and humbling experience. Bless her little heart.
Mary wrote about this so well that I thought what a great scene it would make in a novel. Which reminded me that a few of my own experiences have found their way into my own work. Not all of them. Some are best left forgotten because they bring back all those iccky feelings as fresh as the day they happened.
Have you used personal experiences like this in your work?