magic hidesMore than I like sometimes my corporate communications work (that which pays the bills) gets in the way of my creative work. When on a deadline for a client, the work is very sterile and corporate. The only place for creativity is in problem solving for their messaging and how to push information out to those who need it when they need it.

Like a person who exercises regularly, after a few days of not creative writing (blog or novel drafting), I start getting a little twitchy — needing my writing fix.

This happened to me recently. By the time I got I broke free and sat down to write, I had so many ideas, it was hard to decide where to start. This is where my list came in handy. I keep a running list of blog ideas. Last night, I sat down with the goal of just getting words written. Four hundred and one words later, after some editing I posted, Pretend, Imagination and Other Lies, to KK’s Candor. It was a refreshing workout for my frustrated, tired brain. For the writer, this kind of exercise is as renewing for the writer as a good cardio workout is to the athlete. It opens our mind and frees our fingers to dance across the keyboard stretching our imagination and creating magic on the page.

It took me a couple of days to relax and unwind — but now I’m rolling again. Stay tuned…