Tuesday 3:30pm: I have to write a blog post.
Stares blankly at windows. What am I going to write about?
Oh! The next scene has to include her realizing she never told him...wait, what was I doing again? Blog post. Ugh. M&Ms where are you?
This is me in first-draft-land. Yes, I'm writing a new book, and because I'm deep into a manuscript, everything online fades away. I spend hours pouring words into my keyboard. Think of dialogue and scenes and settings at night when my brain is supposed to be resting. And when I pop my head up after an intense session, the last thing I can deal with is the real world!
Blogging? Who can concentrate on blogging? I have nothing left but the problems of my characters, and, frankly, I'm too wrapped up in them. Fascinated. Obsessed.
But an hour later, I've created enough distance between fiction and reality to focus on my blog. I can even scroll through Facebook and Twitter. Maybe think about cooking something for dinner.
Speaking of...I should cut up the meat for the stew. And doesn't one of my children need help with homework? The dog has been let out, right?
I have to write a blog post.
Well, I guess I just wrote it. :)
How do you deal with the real world when you're immersed in a fictional world?
Have a terrific day!