Monday, August 6, 2012
Monday Morning Motivation
How do you deal with that?
I am surrounded with notebooks and journals of ideas that creep up behind me seeking to thwart my concentration. My mind runs away with them from time to time.
I keep a section in my planner called "The Bookshelf". In this section I keep a list of TBRs. I have quite a stack and I need to write reviews on most of them, so it's important to keep a list in order of when they are due.
But, the most important thing I keep in my bookshelf are my ideas. There are hundreds of them waiting in the pages for me to remember them and give them life. I write down the dreams I can still remember by morning. I write down every little nagging thought that begs to be heard.
If I don't, those little voices just about drive me crazy, all clamoring for my attention. I find that once I put them down on paper they seem willing to quiet themselves for now and patiently wait for another day. Then I can get back to my wip.
Voices in my head? Yep, don't be so surprised. I've heard it said that "writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E. L. Doctorow
How do you deal with the voices in your head?