Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nanowrimo 2009 - Driving Drunk

Art Credit: Unscripted Feature
I couldn't, for the life of me, quiet my brain yesterday.

I hadn't Nano'ed for 3 days and I was determined to get back in the groove. But I had so many thoughts (none of them related to writing) blitzing around my brain that I couldn't even sit still long enough to read over the last paragraph of my WIP to remember where I left off.

So I drank. It was either that or an expired Vicodin left over from a root canal a few years back. I chugged the Whiskey straight from the bottle until nothing mattered and everything made sense.

And it worked. 3o90 words of fairly decent quality in one hour before I passed out.

I'd better take care not to abuse this shortcut. But if you're stuck, and over 21, you might want to file this trick away in your brain as a Last Resort.

I'm off to eat something because my stomach is sour and my head is pounding. Then I'm going to sit down and write some more.

Sober this time.

1 comment:

mylimbo said...

This is often not a last resort, but as a way to come up with things sober-me would have never thought of! It really does work!