At about 9:47 yesterday night I ran out of words. Literally. Just burnt out. Semi-productive day, ended in me staring at blankness. It wasn’t that I didn’t have any ideas, but more like I had so many in my brain, all talking at once; so loud that I couldn’t hear a thing that they were saying. And so ended my day.
But today I woke up refreshed and ready to write. So I got up today and tried something new. I got it from this article on Write to Done (lovely blog, for writers and bloggers).
Set a timer, spend 25 minutes writing. Pure writing, no editing, no email checking, just writing. The stress of trying to race the clock causes you to be efficient, apparently. So I tried it. I set a timer, turned the volume all the way up on my laptop, and wrote like the wind. When the timer went off it scared me to death.
But you know what? It worked. I wrote, quite efficiently. I made a few tweaks, though– after the timer went off I kept writing until the end of the section, and yes, I glanced up a few times *ooh look there’s a bird outside* but I think I will definitely try this again.
On a different note, I am getting close to finishing knitting a pretty new glove. Last summer I knitted myself a pair of fingerless gloves with a fish scale pattern on them (cool, right?), and they turned out nicely. I’m about 3/4 of the way through another glove for my sister. I actually started my sister’s gloves last summer, then basically stopped during the school year. So hopefully those will be done soon.
And the unfinished one:
Oh, and here’s the pattern for the gloves, if anyone is interested. How do people finish these so fast? It takes me forever to knit. It takes me forever to do anything, actually.
Well, better get back to getting stuff done.