Question and Answer Friday
As I contemplate Gustav and, yes, check the tropical updates every couple hours, I know I need to focus on the writing, not on the deja vu I'm experiencing as I wait for my parents to make the decision to evacuate. Wasn't I doing this three years ago, another Labor Day weekend?
I think of my friend Jill, who thanks to Road Home, after almost three years, moved out of a FEMA trailer and into her rebuilt house last month. I think of Kitty, another friend who also lost everything in Katrina, who moved into a new house this spring. I've written two superheroine articles about Kitty http://wetnoodleposse.com/archives/sept_2006/superheroines.html and http://wetnoodleposse.com/archives/nov_07/superheroines.html .
Friends are starting to e-mail their evacuation plans to me--where they, their pets and their children will be as we all wait. But I have to write, and I will.
Some writers have rituals that help put them into the zone. Some posse members use music or candles. I've even heard about a writer who would wear a goofy hat. So my question for today is what cues do you use to put your mind in the writing zone even when you don't feel like writing?
Labels: writing cues