Day 56 - 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 current novels-in-progress instead. The exercise lasted only 46 minutes. 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 as the physicality of it appeared to put the thought out of my mind and into a cupboard so I could get back to what I was working on. 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 mini-heat wave Wiltshire, UK!