I’ve decided for the most part to simply write what my heart says to and keep stories for editing/revising/publishing later on.
I have a rough draft of a memoir/novel done.
I’ve been told people believe either one of two object placement beliefs. There’s a place for everything, put everything in its place; or wherever something is, that’s its place.
Handwriting slows my brain down enough to focus on the analyzation and telling of my thoughts.
My sleep cycle became sporadic after I retired from the clinical field. Before then, I’d sleep at night, like most people, and wake up the next morning.
I was lying in bed thinking about the difference between a writer and an author. I pondered which I was.
I tried fighting my sleep schedule before. It became the cycle of a new born baby. I’d go to sleep around 5am and sleep until the afternoon. I finally made up my mind to go with the flow of my brain.
Pull out your list of articles, blog, story ideas, pick one and begin developing it; by way of outline, free hand flow, or simply jotting down random thoughts. Get something down on paper. Get a few lines typed out on your tablet or computer.
The following is more or less an actual conversation:
During a phone call one day, someone asked if I had done any writing. “No, I didn’t do any writing. But every day, I do something writing-related.”
It’s not writer’s block. It’s my brain’s way of saying something isn’t quite right. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, even my mild condition, demands things in my head line up and make sense. Things, even thoughts, have to be organized.