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Jul. 14th, 2008 09:26 pm Best Laid Plans

It never fails to happen.

I'm plugging along on a project that needs to be finished – and bingo, inspiration hits.

Not the inspiration I want, mind you, but fabulous scenes for every project other than the one in progress. Sometimes I get a lot more accomplished when I'm actually working on something else. *weird*

Is it some kind of WIP inside joke? Those silly WIPs, just sitting around the ol' brain and having a good laugh over a round of … limeade? *of course that's what I was going to say!*

Anyway, back to my task at hand.

So what kind of music should I listen to when writing a grant (a complicated science-related one, no less)? Is there a Bill Nye soundtrack out there? :p

Current Location: Chained to the keyboard
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: Jeff Buckley

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Date:July 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)

I Heard That...

*I* think you should use U2's "Silver and Gold". ;-D

I stopped arguing with my inspiration a while ago and just go with the flow.

Right now, for example. I was supposed to finish one of the 3 other WIPs that got shoved into the background when the mystery said it was the one of the 4 that needed to be done RIGHT AWAY.

But I got this great idea and...well, I started it on the 11th and I already have almost 18K words on it, and it's flowing and all...so, I think it's gonna end up the ONLY WIP right now, because it's demanding.

The creative life. What're you gonna do, right?
Date:July 15th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
That happens to me, too :) While wrestling with some sticky plot element or character interaction, a solution to some other sticky something will pop in, instead. So I yell Aha! and grab a post-it note. lol.

For music, let's see...how about Tom Lehrer? :)
Date:July 28th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I don't do music when I write. I just write, and sometimes....I play mah jong...or...bejeweled...or eat some chocolate. I seldom get other WIP's intruding on the one I'm writing. I don't know why it is, but I just get absorbed, one thing leads to the other, and my stuff just seems to write itself after a while. Good luck with your best laid plans and your grant. I'm sure Billy Nye has a soundtrack. He does everything else.
Date:August 19th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see you on my friends' list -- natch, I added you back. I look forward to reading your blog! :)