Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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Exercise for atrophied creative parts

Well, trying the advice of a friend, I'm attempting small actions to break the stress mess. (I
loved the one on the radio that was on the radio, a couple days back. They suggested leaving work early or going in late. Heh. I feel like I'm sneaking out if I leave before 7... Great way to become unemployed, too.)

I did some hand sewing for half an hour, last night. On a project that's been going too long. Good, pull mind away from standard track. And this morning I sat down and typed up a page on how my friend Lia and I met my friend Charlie. Heck, it's all stuff that really happened, nothing that requires too much creative thought, but still an act of creative writing. (I'm ambitious, I'm trying to make it humorous.) I also read the preface to Diana Paxton's "The Wolf and the Raven" last night, and three pages of the first chapter (before my mind shut down and I fell asleep over it). I only had to reread a couple paragraphs to have them make sense. And I actually remember what I read, this morning. This is a good start.
(I am not going to wimp out and go back to reading magazine articles and nonfiction, because my mind isn't handling fiction, currently. I'm going to stick with this if I have to only do three pages a night. Nonfiction is too much like handling sound bites, rather than a continuity of new visualization.)

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