Thursday, April 8, 2010


by Dave White

Sorry, I'm about 7 hours late posting my latest Do Some Damage entry... but I have good reason.

See, some things are clicking writing wise, and when that happens, I kind of drift off an forget some of my responsibilities.

I'm about fifty pages into my fourth book and also putting the finishing touches on the revisions of my third book. So my brain is all over the place.

Part of me is wondering about the layout of Glen Ridge, NJ and how certain emergency personnel respond to things.

The other part of me is worrying if I'm telling not showing, and do I need to revise that sentence?

And my brain is funny, it doesn't focus on one of those items until the situation revolves goes back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. It keeps me from focusing on things I should be doing (like cleaning my room or making coffee or writing my Do Some Damage post.)

But once I figure out the answer... it's like a muscle releasing after being tensed for a long time. Everything relaxes, I'm easy going... and then I remember all the stuff I have to do...

(Plus, seeing Weddle tweet this morning reminded me I had to write a post...)

Good thing I'm on Spring Break or you would have seen this post at about 4 in the afternoon.

Anyone else have their writing or reading experiences completely distract them?

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