|What I can see from my garden today|
I reckon I have about 3 more days of editing to do, then.... am I the only person who has to get their house absolutely spick and span before a holiday? Physical work is a great way to focus the mind. Switching off from consciously thinking about writing, characters and story lines to focus on a task in hand, somehow brings out sudden ideas and inspirations. I would recommend it to any writer struggling to resolve an issue or who needs a thunderbolt idea.
With my first 3 books I had thunderbolt ideas, a bit like one of those dreams you can't forget upon waking. The ideas struck me suddenly and then, I was charged to get them onto paper. It is almost a tingling sensation and one I was never taught or experienced when studying literature or English language at school. Perhaps, people from different professions feel the same way when they have found their vocations?
And so... for now... back to a day of editing.