This week, brain fog has been my enemy. I’ve had scattered hours where I could write, but it seemed so much easier just to click on the internet. How do you overcome this?
I’m not quite sure. But next week, I’m going to work on the “ready” and “steady” before I go.
My “ready” strategem consists of being ready to write. Justine provided a very nice link to the habits of writers this week, and while googling around, I found more. Over and over, many successful writers leave some juice for the next day’s writing. That might be a matter of knowing what happens next , or it might be a paragraph saying where things are going. Don’t know what’s next? I’m going to end with a question or a couple of options. My Girls in the Basement can think it over overnight, and with any kind of luck, provide me with a direction when I sit down to write again.
Getting my “steady” together is just a matter of taking care of myself. Good food, exercise and lots of water before 4 p.m., and winding down properly for a good night’s sleep. I don’t usually have a problem sleeping, but I find that on the nights when I’m a little restless, a cup of chamomile tea, or a nice guided relaxation video from YouTube can get me to bed on time.
Despite the brain fog this week, I have been able to read a lot about the actual process of writing, and I hope that being armed with new knowledge will help me vanquish some of the fuzziness and indecision.
What do you do when the brain fog makes it hard to get words on paper?