I’m totally getting why people say they are “going into their ‘Writing Cave’” now. I’ve been working a lot lately and every time I emerge into the great outdoors, I think the sunlight will blind me. Other than time spent sleeping, I’ve probably spent an hour a day away from my computer at most this week. At this rate, I feel certain I’ll need glasses in less than a month…just in time for law school graduation, of course.
I even googled “melancholy writers.” People had a long list of favorites. Edgar Allan Poe seemed to top the list followed closely by Sylvia Plath. Fans seemed also to have a penchant for Shakespeare circa Titus Adronicus.
It’s not that writing usually makes me particularly melancholy. But I’m working to turn in Ghostwriting Book 9 by May 3 and it seems my new best friend (read: only friend) is my laptop screen. And, let’s be honest, back-lighting is nobody’s best friend.
So if writing requires you to be glued to your chair, how do y’all avoid the feeling that, well, you’re perpetually glued to your chair?
For me it’s tanning, walks, boot camp and date nights right now. But I’m on the lookout for non-time-consuming suggestions (for now) or any suggestions for the future!