Have you ever got stuck on a computer game?
Have you been writing and had trouble visualising a scene?
When I’m in these situations I stop. In the case of the former a pen and paper can be invaluable. You can write down the riddle of the magic monkey, or whatever it may be, and work it through. Doing this with pen and paper can help a solution to form in the mind.
In the case of the latter I use action figures. Positioning them helps to get a feel for a scene – then all you have to do is write it. It also gives you a good reason to still have action figures at 28.
Sometimes though I want to do this pausing in real life. It’s like I want to have an hour or two in one moment. I want to freeze time – so that nothing is happening except for my thoughts trying to work things out.
I get stressed very easily. (Listening to Stomp (Steps) isn’t helping – Slide (Dido) much better) And basically I just want to be able to take a while to organise my life. Obviously I can do that but life is going on while doing it… then you become that person who spends all their revision time making a beautiful revision timetable – And that leads to…
I also operate under the delusion that everything will fall into place. And that when I’m old I will grab a flag pole, hear a fanfare, and will have completed life.
I must leave you now. The to-do list has more stuff. And I think gremlins, tribbles, or elves keep adding to it.
I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.