Friday, January 30, 2015
Day 187...Why You Should Try Erratic Writing...
Welcome to Day 187...
So we had some snow here in the Hudson Valley this morning...
Not much, just enough to cause a school delay and a round of shoveling for the driveway.
Usually my hubby takes care of the driveway, but he had an early meeting, so out I went - shovel in hand.
And then crazy set in.
I don't know if it's my adult A.D.D. or some other mind meld, but as I moved the shovel through the light powder, there was no rhyme or reason to my method.
I mean none what so ever.
I started in one spot and then without finishing, I would move to another section. There was no formula to my moves - straight line, curves, 2 up, 6 back. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was crazy. What wasn't crazy was that the driveway turned out just fine. Great in fact.
Anyway there was more erratic behavior earlier this morning. Just around 4 am. That's when I was up writing. Erratic writing if you will. I was working on some connecting scenes and as the ideas were moving through my brain at warp speed.
And in the midst of it all I was jumping from one scene to another with no rhyme or reason.
But it all turned out okay, better than okay. I got drafts and outlines for three scenes I needed...along with some great dialogue.
Sometimes erratic just works.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"Do Not Follow Where The Path May Lead, Go Instead Where There Is No Path And Leave A Trail"