A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned I’d have some extra writing time coming up, and I was determined not to waste it. After reading a post about unplugging by Mae Clair at The Story Empire, I decided to give it a try. Friends, I’m now a firm believer that unplugging makes me a more productive and creative person.
Over a weekend, I refrained from checking email and social media of any kind. I never opened a browser, and it was freeing and liberating. I’ve struggled with this WIP, hitting one roadblock after another, but in those two days epiphanies were had, word counts increased substantially, plots twists created, and character motivations revealed. It’s like I was possessed by a totally different writer. If you haven’t tried this, give it a shot and see what happens.
Is anyone else watching The Passage? I read the series by Justin Cronin a few years back, and wondered how the adaptation for television would go. After The Walking Dead, it’s now my favorite show. It’s been several years since I read the first book, so I can’t tell you how closely it’s sticking to it, but the story line is totally compelling, with some nail-biting scenes. The talented young actor who plays Amy is the perfect blend of adorable, clever, and calculating. She does a fantastic job. The season finale is this week, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s renewed for next season.
Happy reading and writing this week!