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?