When I disappear for days, you might think I’m slacking off blogging, I do that now and again (more again, lately), but that’s not the real reason this week.
Procrastination? No. Well, I do that, too, but not this week—I simply had unavoidable interruptions.
Writer’s block? No. Okay, I might be lying about that, but only because I subscribe to the belief that there is no writer’s block. It’s really that you don’t know your character(s) well enough. So, okay, I sort of had to do some backtracking there and learn my character better, but I’m still not admitting to writer’s block.
What I’ve been doing is what writer’s do. I have been hot on the trail of one of my characters and had to do lots of research that was so interesting I couldn’t unplug to do a post sooner. Then I had to have him talk to me and write down every word. It’s about concentration. I am not ambidextrous in switching writer tasks and I can’t switch gears when my concentration is focused like a laser (that means OCD to get this character nailed).
I’ve slacked off Facebook, and been missing far too many Johnny Depp
And, been missing from Twitter,
they’ve changed Tweetdeck, well, they did that a
while ago so it’s not the real reason I’ve slacked off. I haven’t
been tweeting much, but following oodles and oodles of nice people.
I’ve also been reading lots of posts (hurriedly, I admit, so I didn’t leave many comments – no footprints to prove it.
So, all in all a great week—for a writer, but not so much for maintaining a platform or promoting.
To prove it, here are a few places I have been that you might want to check out:
- Confucius quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/confucius.html Here is one you may not have known was Confucius and suits a writer: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- If Confucius is too esoteric, try Johnny Depp's quotes over at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/88280.Johnny_Depp?auto_login_attempted=true
- Chuck Wendig’s gnarly blog had one great recipe that I tried because I was in a hurry to get back to writing and it was quick. I changed it up a bit and added coconut milk instead of regular milk and cream—absolutely loved it. Even my husband said it was the best soup I ever made. If you don’t cook, you might just like to read his outrageous style. He appeals to the irreverent in me: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/03/27/i-got-your-soups-right-here-pal/
- I visited
William Doonan’s site and downloaded his new book about zombies in ancient
Peru—and the present day dig?--Don’t know yet, haven’t finished the
book—I’m hot into writing, remember? The style of the book is intriguing
and you might want to check it out. I’m not usually a zombie person, but
this is ancient curse stuff and that I love.
I could give you more but that takes me away from my writing for too long and need to get back. ‘till next week. . . .
Do you get obsessive when you write? When you read? (Yeah, I do that, too.)