Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Warning: Writing may cause severe Brain Fog
First, don't forget to check out the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post for the week by Danyelle Leafty on "What keeps you writing?" Last week I posted, and the week before was Laura Diamond and next week will be Zoe Courtman!
So. On to Brain Fog.
This is me with Brain Fog. (I got tired of searching for free stock photos of fog, so here ya go, courtesy of Lydia Da Vinci and Paintbrush.)
Maybe you're revising (for the umpteenth time, like me) or creating your first draft. But have you ever looked up after you've been clacking away at the ol' laptop and thought, "What day is it? What time is it? What season is it? I have children to feed? Oh dear."
The Fog happens when I've been in another time and place, and inside someone else's head (my MC). And it feels distinctly different than from, say, watching way too many YouTube videos of scared cats or eating too many donuts. That's just brain atrophy and hyperglycemia.
The Fog tells me I've been working hard, but boy it's hard to pull myself out and reenter the real world.
Do you experience the Fog?