In the writing zone

My Mental Vacation

I often ask myself is it possible to keep up with the technology today? I get excited as it grows however frustrated that I need to keep learning at an amazingly fast pace. I’m not sure if you’ll agree with me but at times it feels as though my head is swimming (drowning is more like it) in a sea of knowledge. I can’t drink it all up and at times, I even feel waterlogged.

I am currently working on the follow-up novel from my Charlie’s Head picture-book series but find it difficult to carve any time out for it because all of the new technologies to learn to get my stuff out there. It almost feels to me like we are living in a schitzophrenic society. Our thoughts are moving faster than our bodies can keep up with.

Okay… with that said I am pleased to announce I will be taking the entire school vacation week off of this merry-go-round of cyberspace and focus on my N.I.P (No that is not a drink – it is my NOVEL IN PROGRESS) I feel that by devoting an entire string of full days and nights to it, my mind will be focused enough to stay in the fictional world I have worked so hard to create. I mean, as a reader you must know how frustrating it is to get deep into your book only to be pulled out of it to start dinner, or even worse and unexpected interruption like an unwanted in-law dropping by for just a few moments. Now imagine actually being in the middle of creating that fictional world and getting yanked out of it. The feeling I get when this happens is best described as getting woken up suddenly out of a dream and all you want to do is go back to sleep to re-enter it… only you can’t. The moment and momentum is gone.

I guess it is safe to say I will be M.I.A in the ‘real’ world for that school vacation week. If not physically, definitely mentally.

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