So, as you might be able to tell by the title, I’ve been having some trouble with multitasking. I’m getting a lot written on my novel, and I’m almost done, which is super exciting to me. However, I have not been blogging. Or doing stuff in, you know, my real life.
I wrote a while ago about how I needed to go on a technology diet, to leave space for creativity in my head when I was being quiet and not occupying it with Candy Crush or checking Facebook. I was somewhat successful with that.
I’ve found something my muse has liked recently, and that’s taking walks in the pool. I’m always on the lookout for exercise I enjoy, and since I hate exercise, that doesn’t happen often. I used to go on hikes with my brother, but since I moved out of Arizona, that doesn’t happen anymore. 😦 I hadn’t found anything to replace those weekly hikes, and I had put on a few pounds. I tried walking at home, but I hate the humidity, and I hate feeling soaked in sweat. I joined a gym that had cycling classes and yoga, and while I liked them, I got bored with them after awhile. Then I broke my finger and couldn’t do yoga anymore, so I quit.
We have a neighborhood pool, and it’s hot here in Texas, so one morning, I decided to go out and walk the pool. I walked for a half hour, and during that time, I had lots of ideas come to me. My characters started speaking to me, and I came up with scenes that my book had been missing. (The only problem is that I have to remember them when I get out of the pool. Taking a pen and paper in with me doesn’t work that well. Not that I tried it.)
I love that I’m super productive with my book and getting some exercise. I just wish I was good at doing more than one thing at a time.