Sunday, February 24, 2013

Taking Time Out for THINK DAY

I know that I need to write every day to keep a book rolling, but there are some times that I am forced to skip. School visits usually knock out a writing day, as do unexpected domestic "emergencies"(pug dog corneal abrasion, anyone?) But my recent schedule now requires me to take every Tuesday off, so I have come up with a way to use it in the service of my book without actually writing. I call Tuesday THINK DAY. That's the day I put aside for all the little nagging questions of plot or frustrations with scenes that drag, etc. I can think about all this stuff in my car as long as I don't distract my mind with talk radio or news or loud music.(I listen to music at teenage volume--for the energy; not because I need a hearing aid...yet.) THINK DAY seems to be working okay so far. It's a way to stay on Writer's Island even as I keep my commitments, tote children to dance lessons and all that jazz.


  1. It's nice to know pros like you aren't chained to your keyboard. I'll call Friday my Slink Day.

  2. Aww, I remember those days. Don't slink so well anymore...