Best Laid Plans - Rock, Paper, Puppies!
|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?
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? :)
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.
I'm glad to see you on my friends' list -- natch, I added you back. I look forward to reading your blog! :)