And yes, it's also a song. I've linked to the video at the bottom of this post. Turn it up and start chair dancing!
My head isn't in the game this week. I'm incredibly distracted by things going on in the real world and they are preventing me from focusing on my story worlds. I have a friendship in trouble, a budding relationship that feels like it's about to fade out, an ex who wants to be back in the picture, a diet that is just not working, and oh yeah...
A MAJOR INTERVIEW ON FRIDAY.
Sound the alarm... (side note: Say what you will about Nikki Minaj. I'm a BIG fan of her new single...)
I have too many "real" things to sort out that I can't seem to muster the energy to look at my story stuff. In an effort to not totally fall off the writerly wagon, I've been writing out my interview notes by hand and I'm reading a new book that is somewhat in the same vein as my proposed NaNo story. So my creative side is still churning, just a bit slower these days.
I know some people who can literally "turn off" their brain and just write. They can push aside any stressors and focus on their creative pursuits. I'm not one of them. I try to run or do a strenuous workout when my mental hamster is really running in her wheel (ahem, like yesterday), but I can't bang out 3 miles every day.
How about you? Do you need to have everything 'just so' in your world before you can sit down and start creating?
As promised, your video, compliments of YouTube: