Everything that happens to (or is observed by) a writer is a potential article. In other words, a writer is a writer all the time. Turning off your writing thought process is difficult, if not impossible. How about when you go on vacation? There you are, surrounded by hundreds of new topics, experiences and sights. What can you do to focus on having a good time, rather than writing about it?
Leave the laptop at home.
Yes, it sounds simple. How many writers do it? My guess is, not many. I know mine goes with me wherever I am. It’s sad, but true. Most of us have zero self control when it comes to writing. That’s natural. However, the less convenient it is for you to write, the less likely you are to do it. If you leave your laptop at home, the only writing you can do on vacation are simple notes on cocktail napkins and hotel stationary.
Make so many plans, there’s little time to write.
Writing involves brain function. If your mind is elsewhere, you’re less likely to write. While you may be inspired to write about your experiences, you don’t have to do it right now. Another trick is to engage in activities that make it impossible to write. Instead of lazing around on the beach, why not go hang-gliding, water-skiing or scuba-diving? It’ll be pretty hard to balance that computer on your surfboard.
Free your mind.
Not all vacation activities are wet and wild. The whole idea of going on vacation is to relax. As a writer, that’s doubly important. Your mind is going 24/7. It’s filled with what to write next and what you’re working on now. Instead of letting those thoughts take over, why not use quiet moments to clear your head? After vacation is over, you’ll be refreshed and ready to take on even the most daunting of projects.
Get reacquainted with life.
Admit it. You spend a good portion of life with your face planted firmly in front of a computer screen. There’s no shame in it. That’s your job. Of course, there is that little issue with getting stuck on Facebook games a little too often. Well, here’s your chance to play in the ‘real’ world. Meet some new people. You know; live ones, not the virtual kind. Do something you’ve never done before. Don’t worry. You’ll be back to writing soon enough. Plus, just think of all the new experiences you’ll have to draw on.
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