Okay, so I'm not writing this post on the weekend. It feels strange. But I spent five days in Denver, including most of my weekend. So this is what you get, I guess.
So it's Monday, and I usually spend the day cleaning and catching up and planning for the week, etc. And I've been contemplating all my projects I need to get done this week.
And holy cow. I've said this before in private emails with my besties, but dude. There is a whole other side of writing. One I didn't know about when I started writing. Ah, those blissful days spent, uh, WRITING.
See, it's dark on the other side. You grope around, trying to find your way toward this distant point of light on the horizon.
Here are a few things I've bumped into on The Dark Side of Writing:
2. Twitter, facebook, forums, nings, chats
3. Answering interview questions
5. Reading (hey, it's research)
7. Organizing cool conferences
8. Hanging at author events
9. Attending/speaking at amazing conferences
The thing I've noticed most is that this side of writing can completely suck your time away. It can gobble up all the writing minutes you have. I can go days doing "writing things" without writing anything.
And that's not good.
Sometimes you have to clear away the darkness, cross the line, and get back to writing. And today is that day. Who's with me??
What's on your Writing Dark Side? How do you find your way back to the flip side so you can write?
Oh, and here's a fun sample of what we did in Denver. :) (I took these with my phone--amazing.)