An Empty Mind is a Good Thing

My mind is empty for the moment, but it’s not writers block. This is exactly what I wanted. I needed to clear my mind for just a little while so I can regroup later. As I’m writing this, everything is slowly coming back to me. How I got here and why.

First, I made myself a cup of tea. Second, I watched an old cartoon episode on youtube to clear away all thoughts of literary pursuits. Then I went into the living room, sipping my tea along the way, and sat with my husband for a few minute as he watched TV.  I asked him a question about the game that was playing. This is always fascinating to me. I know nothing about sports, but I like to hear my husband talk about them. He’s so passionate about it; and even though I don’t always understand what’s going on, I do enjoy watching the game in hopes of witnessing a touchdown or a good tackle. When I’m watching hockey, I like to yell at the TV; it helps me to feel like I’m there in the arena.  By the time my tea was finished, my mind was a complete blank. I pat myself on the back as I head back towards my computer.

Now I’m ready to regroup and write. That’s what all that was for after all. So here I am writing a blog entry I should have written a day ago. Even after I finish this, I will take another break. I’ll be watching one of my favorite TV shows, just to, again, clear my mind and regroup later.

After my show, I’ll be ready to add another tidbit to the ebook companion guide I’ve been working  on for the first installment of Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel. After that, I’ll brush up another one of my short stories. Pretty soon, I’ll have enough of them brushed up to send to beta-readers and finally an editor. The last bit of writing I’ll do tonight, will be for a romance I just started, well sort of. I started it ages ago and forgot all about. I guess that’s why I send myself reminders to clean up my files every couple of months. Here’s a another, novel-length story, just waiting to get out there and be read by the masses. Sometimes, for me to be a good writer, I have to stop writing. I’m glad I know that about myself.

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.