Sunday, 23 January 2011
Writers Are Allowed To Be Slobs
Now I know why the best phrases slip through my head when I'm either drifting off to sleep or slopping about in pajamas, hunched over my first coffee peering through my tousled hair. I always wondered why, when I am washed, dressed, made up and poised in front of the keyboard - nothing happens. Like Fay says, it must be because I have moved beyond that twilight world where thoughts tumble and play like dandelion head parachutes and moved to a sharper, more focused plane.
Ms Weldon also maintains she writes in the morning, because creativity comes out of the woolly, right side of her brain, whereas in the afternoon, her editor comes out of the right side of her brain. She also says,'when I'm stuck, I play a computer game like Ceasar III and Civilisation II'. Yay! And I thought I was being lazy and employing diversionary tactics to avoid the actual writing. It also makes my request for a DS Lite XL this Christmas more a need for a legitimate creative tool and not the source of hilarity my family took it for. I got one too!
Bring on the duvet and Ceasar III, I need some inspiration.