IWSG—Writers, coming together on the first Wednesday of every month for a virtual pat on the back.
Your mind is elsewhere. In another city, country, continent, planet. And the phone rings.
The sound jars you out of the scene and back to what a normal person describes as reality.
Or in other words, the sane world of living. Not writing.
It is a writer’s occupational hazard, those stumbles and stutters that we experience when battling a master swordsman, having a Eureka! moment during a pivotal scene, or ‘seeing’ the castle ruins for the first time.
I file these interruptions into two categories: Biggies and Aggravations.
Biggies are new grandsons and major home renovations. Not much you can do about diapers and painting a wall.
Aggravations are meals, the spouse saying “come and help me a second”, unexpected guests who stay all day, and bad colds. The last one kicked my characters to the curb for the last ten days.
So how do you cope? How do you open the door back into your world? Or can you go back to the same place at all?
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