No invisibility cloak here!
Today I feel like being vulnerable with you - not an urge many of us get often - so thought I would share with you a look into my writing mind.
Throughout the lockdown period, and now during post-lockdown, I have been trying desperately to get out of my three-year creative/writing slump. Just over a month ago, on the 8th August 2020, I attempted an exercise (having already tried others) to stimulate a breakthrough.
This task involved keeping a notepad page open (either a virtual or physical one) and writing every single thought that came into my head during a writing task. I wasn’t able to write creatively, so I worked on details for the characters in one of my previous novel ideas instead. The exercise lasted a total of 46 minutes and I have posted the results below.
Please enjoy the unedited ramblings of a strained writer’s mind!
Personally, I enjoyed this exercise, especially looking back and reading all my thoughts and seeing how I was feeling at each point during the task.
I also found that it seemed to help writing (or typing) my thoughts out as, and when, I had them. The physicality of this allowed me to lock those thoughts into a dark cupboard within my mind so that I could get back to the task at hand.
I might try this exercise again one day, however, I am currently working through a different exercise which I will talk about once I know for sure if it is working or not.
Hope the weather is as warm for you as it is for me here in Wiltshire, UK during our mini heat wave!