Thursday, September 1, 2011

When reality gets in the way

Do you ever get so wrapped up in a story you’re working on, that when it comes to real life, you just can’t seem to focus? Your thoughts keep wandering back to that scene you were writing, or pondering what’s going to happen next.

Simply put, you’re daydreaming.

This is one of my personal favorite times of writing, when it occurs when I’m safe at home, but it’s one of the most annoying times when I’m preparing for a hectic day. As with anything, there’s a time and a place for day dreaming… it just isn’t while you’re driving down the highway or sitting in math class (as much as I tend to forget that second one).

Has this ever happened to you before? If so, what do you?

I’ve found scheduling time to sit and think about my work, even just ten or fifteen minutes between obligations, and scribble down notes will usually satisfy my imagination to go back into hibernation for a while. But sometimes, I just can’t seem to get it to be quiet. Maybe that’s just one of the side effects of being a writer. 

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, it happens all the time. The worst part is when it happens during a conversation. What to do when all your thoughts are focused on your story? Well, if you're with a loved one, forget it. Time for loved ones is high on the list if life is to work. If it's anybody else, just excuse yourself and go write. If it's another writer, they'll know where you'r coming from. :)