Creativity – continued

So it’s been almost 2 months since I’ve posted.  So there goes THAT New Year’s resolution!
I’ve been stupid busy with the day job — which does get in the way of writing — but I have been working on my next book, it’s just slow going these days.  I’ve been trying to fit exercise into my daily routine once again.  I use to be so diligent about working out – whether it was weights or cardio, but I let it slide.

As the weather has been getting a bit better here in the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I decided to go back to the gym — only to find out that they’d been bought out by a different franchise.  No big deal, as the monthly dues are the same.  Whew.  We like this gym because it’s only a five-minute drive from the house.  Easy.  So we switched our membership to the new place and went for a treadmill run (it wasn’t pretty, mind you, but there WAS some running going on . . . ).

The very next day, my mind was full of fun stuff about my WIP.  The endorphins from running unlocked the creativity in my brain.  Did I get any writing done?  Well, let’s just say some scenes gained some clarity and leave it at that.  I felt good.  When I was finally able to sit down and write, the words just seemed to flow out of me. Getting the stuff in my head down into some logical order is such a good thing.  So there’s one more trigger for creativity.

Let me know what you think – what unlocks your creative floodgates?