Today feels like a fresh start to me. I’m rested up, raring to get things done. Writers chase this state as if it was a magic potion to be found only after several close calls. What are the advantages or disadvantages of being in the “zone?”
Writing Tip for Today: When the Muse knocks on my door, I’d be a fool not to answer it. Yet I understand that my writing shouldn’t depend much on inspiration.
- On the plus side, being in the zone gives my right brain ideas (even the harebrained ones) free rein. The inner editor takes a hike, even when it probably wants to interfere.
- Time flies. In fact, this is one way writers identify the “zone.” They sit down for a half-hour writing session and when they look up, it’s the next day.
- Let’s face it, the “zone” is a magical place, with magical and even spiritual qualities.
- The reality is that this state of zoning is elusive. The harder you try to make it appear, the more elusive it becomes.
So here’s what I’m trying to do: Train myself to automatically write scenes when I’m inspired. I tend to be a first person narrator in my stories, and I forget about the action. What are your inspirational sessions like? I’d love to hear from you.