Do you ever have one of those days when your brain is so busy that nothing makes sense? You find yourself doing to the same thing over and over and never quite get it finished because–having the attention span of gnat–you’re off to something else only to realize later you never finished the original task? Yeah, me too. This is especially true since I’m ADD when it comes to writing. I might be diligently working on a project, pause to go get a coffee refill–or answer the phone, email, etc.–and I’ll get distracted by some random story that I may or may not be working on in the background. This is both frustrating and yet oddly exhilerating. I mean, seriously. Isn’t it better to have too many ideas than none at all?
Yesterday was that kind of day. So today, I’m done. I need a brain drain. I’m going to grab my gloves and clippers and go prune out some wild grape vine and probably some wild honeysuckle. And the wisteria that’s putting out runners along the ground. Wisteria has to be “elevated” to bloom and the fruits of that labor won’t be visible until next spring. The thing about doing this stuff like is that even though my brain is bouncing around like hail stones on hot pavement, I don’t stop and try to grab thoughts. I just let them filter through. The good ones will latch on like cockleburrs (which were the inspiration for Velcro, just FYI) and the extraneous stuff will drift off like dandelion fluff.
So day off. No thinking. No musing. No plotting, planning, predicting. No writing, wrangling wayward characters, or wheedling with witchy muses. Just zen. Right? Right! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.