So, I took my notebook and sketch pad to work with all intensive purposes of sketching the character for whom I am writing the story, and to outline the basic ideas for the book. This is so I am NOT staring at the screen for endless minutes trying to figure out what in the world to write to for Nano this year. I am not going to start writing it until November (unlike last year when the story came before the actual commitment forcing me to re-write much of the start of the book). So, here I was at work ready to sketch and jot down ideas.
What did I do instead?
I pulled out the calendar for my business, and I set the schedule for the jewelry making classes that I will be teaching during the fall, winter and spring. I placed the dates in the calendar. I also added the RSVP deadlines as well (There is only me teaching the classes. I had to make sure that I had no more than 5-6 students.).
Back on Track?
I looked at the book I brought for instruction to refresh my memory on how to sketch people. (I don’t sketch people often. I am waaaay better at things. I tend to put off people unless I have an inspiration/determination to sketch the human form.) I flipped through the pages on facial features, facial proportions, and body proportions. I even rebooted the part of my brain that drafted in high school by reading about perspectives.
I re-opened the business notebook, and started layout a new look for the site. I even started sketching a logo. *face palm* Sometimes, the inspiration you’re looking for knocks you in a totally different direction.
In the immortal words of Charlie Brown:
Blessings… The eternal procrastinator,