Monday, January 12, 2009

on empty

Gang, I'm totally out of gas. I'm on deadline and am trying to continue working out while I'm forcing this book onto the paper and let me tell ya, it ain't easy. Usually going to the gym is the first thing I give up when I'm stressed. This time I've realized how important it actually is to maintaining my state of mind.

My brain hasn't shut down for 2 months and I'm exhausted. I haven't been sleeping much because I'm constantly working out a plot point or dialogue or I'm thinking about other stuff like, you know life. Things like why hasn't Matt Damon moved on? Didn't I make it clear? Doesn't he realize I'm stressed out enough as it is? I don't need him stalking me, looking at me with those puppy dog eyes and begging me for one more chance as his not-so-secret-pretend girlfriend. I'm sorry, bud. It's over. Move on.

So today's blog is really about nothing. Sorry. I'm just a mess right now. Can't function. Need brain fuel. I need something to stimulate my mind, jump start my thinking, challenge me, make me focus on something else other than the microcosm of thoughts I've been having. Any suggestions? Someone out there wanna offer up a little brain fuel for me?

6 comments:

  1. ((hugs)) been there. totally feel your pain. I suggest you do something that nurtures you and helps refill the creative well. Is there an art museum you can go visit? Some interesting place you always wanted to try?

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  2. I applaud you for not skipping the workout, however, I think it would be okay to shorten it a little for the sake of time (if need be.) These are going to be a few tough days of work for you, but if I've ever known anyone who could handle tough days, it's you.

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  3. Courage, Mel. You can do this. Remember those endorphins you get from the workout. ;-) Be sure to eat little bits of protein throughout the day to keep that metabolism working and the brain all fired up! Would it help if we told you how we can't wait to read this book? Go Mel!

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  4. I am always compelled to write when I cannot. Make plans or something?

    Sometimes, when I am doing something with the other part of my brain, like solitaire (be careful, this one can get away from you and become a time waster) or cleaning out a junk drawer or closet helps my creative process. I think when I organize something--cards, junk, shoes--it helps my mind organize itself too.

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  5. It worked for Jerry Seinfeld, sugar shorts. We gotch yer back.

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  6. relax and watch your favorite teen movie. Let it inspire you to write your own fabulous ms:)

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