The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
------ Albert Einstein
There are some days you just want to stop and smell the roses. Walk away from the screen time and breath fresh air, ponder life, think, read, write and meander without the temptation of technology staring us in the face. Periodically we have a technology week - no wii, no nintendo ds, no internet, no television. Usually I end up doing it because the technology has taken over and becomes more important than everything else and we need an attitude adjustment.
So while we are off, I will be concentrating on writing and hopefully make better progress with my current WIP Eyes in the Ashes. It is time to write some in-depth character profiles and interview my characters so we may become better acquainted. James has also been working on a story and has been procrastinating as well, so this will give him time to finish it. He is working on a fan fiction type of story about Mario Super Galaxy. When it is done, he'll be posting a chapter a week on his own blog. Father will be working on his electronic projects plus we are setting up a blog for him to talk about tubes, tone, technology, recording and whatever else he feels like ranting about. So we will be brainstorming and writing up a few ideas for him to post about.
While I am off, please check out these writers who have much wisdom to share:
Toni McGee Causey of Murderati-- You Are Here
C.J. Darlington, Author of Thicker than Blood.
K.M. Weiland, author of A Man Called Outlaw and Behold The Dawn
Jody Hedlund of On The Path
Elana Johnson, author of From the Query to the Call
And follow the blog chain, starting with Sarah Bromley who asks: how did you discover your particular voice as a writer?
Thanks so much for the link! Enjoy your week off.ReplyDelete
Great idea. Have fun with your downtime!ReplyDelete
Enjoy! I can't do this -- no internet = no work!ReplyDelete
I would love to attempt this but I'm sure we would all cave at some point. Enjoy your week!ReplyDelete
Good writing on your tech-free sabbatical. And thanks for those links!ReplyDelete
Have a great week off! I hope you accomplish much. :)ReplyDelete
I hate having a no technology week, glad we don't do those anymore, those were upsetting!
All of this over me not getting to do the WII the eve of the derby. I blame my autism, communication skills and my DS!