Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summertime

Love the summer. Even though I am deep into a script and have a manuscript I desperately want to rewrite I still feel this wonderful summertime vibe. The vibe that allows you to take a long walk just at dusk. Or the need for ice cream (okay frozen yogurt) at 4 in the afternoon. A trip to the pool with the girlies. All of these summertime excursions have a relaxed feel to them. The pressures of school and homework a faded memory.

But as I've mentioned before, even with this slowed down let's relax attitude I still write. Must write. If I don't write, I get cranky and frustrated and no amount of frozen yogurt can cure me. Summer, I admit, is a trickier balance with the girlies home. But I also think my writing is actually *better* because I take these breaks. I relax a little. When I sit down I concentrate fully without distractions. Turn off the internet and turn on the writing portion of my brain. The little bits of breaks and excursions and fun provide some down time for my brain to work out the plot knots and character questions. When I get back to my keyboard I am amazed to see what flies from my fingertips.

Happy Summer!
xoMaggie

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