The one thing that writers can’t Stand!
So the other day I was typing away and suddenly out of nowhere my computer flashed red. I rushed to the other side of the room, grabbed a cord, dashed back, hooked up the charger AND…. nothing. My charger decided to tear on me plunging into death. For normal people this isn’t a huge problem.
But when you are trying to finish NaNoWriMo, on a strict schedule, with only paper and pens, it isn’t going to work! Out of pure hate I cursed the world, asking God “why me!?! Isn’t there someone else you can pick on?” I was lost that day among the sorrows of what writers dread most.
Let me just say I freaked out, and this wasn’t a normal person freak out, but a writer’s freak out. You see writers tend to be a little crazier in the brain, which explains all of our great ideas, but this also means that I was living in a psycho universe.
I yelled, I cried, stomped around like a five year old, held my breath hoping someone would change my predicament. I thought it was the end of the world, or at least my world, and I didn’t know what to do.
Although, that was just the first day. Now the second and third days, something very strange happened. It was like I had been stuck in my house for FAR too long, and I had become one of those crazy people that neighbors steer their kids far away from. When I finally went outside I began to do stuff.I hung out with friends, went for a ride, and talked to my lovely neighborly strangers
Yes, it’s true. Over the last three days I have become a normal person. Someone who is almost sane, actually. There wasn’t any writers block fits, no emotional baggage with my characters, and certainly no stress with the deadline.
My head was clear today, and it felt as though the three days were casting magic over my fingers, because I could write as fast as a demon can fly with wings. Which is to say it was pretty darn speedy.
The point I finally understood today, and possibly why God (or the creator/Divine/ Etc.) placed this horrible event upon me, is we need to take a break every once in a great while. Its halfway through the challenge, and there is no way we can all stay sane if we don’t have a break. So put away your laptop, take a breather, and enjoy the bliss of life. Even if it is only for two days, it will help you more than you know.
Until next time,