Oblivious

So I’m writing this while according to science there’s a partial eclipse happening outside the window.  I hadn’t noticed. Oops. Let’s blame the cloud cover.

Have you noticed how once you start writing (or reading) you enter another world? If I’m totally into a scene I’m writing, when I look up, I expect the time of day to be the time in the scene. That can be weird, since I’ll suddenly want dinner at morning tea time 🙂

I can also lose track of my responsibilities — like posting on this blog! I have three stories on the go at the moment (2 short and one long). Typically I focus on a single story. Hopping between steampunk, science fiction and contemporary romance is taking all my concentration. I should chain myself to the desk till the two shorts are done.

Adios! my steampunk heroine is about to be kidnapped … the dastardly villain is kind of cute, though 🙂

3 Replies to “Oblivious”

  1. That makes complete sense to me. When I'm in the zone, I swear I've entered some sort of TARDIS and time travelled several hours without ever knowing where that time went. As for responsibilities – well surely the housework can wait one more day, right? 🙂

    It's cloudy where I am as well.

  2. We've been cloudy too so no eclipse for me.

    I had to laugh when you mentioned losing track of responsibilities. I HAVE to have a list and a timetable if I want to get things done. If I don't, I'll spend all my time on one thing to the detriment of the others. This is why I try to do all the "rotten" jobs first so at least I have washed dishes once in a while. 🙂

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