When it comes to writing, I am a creative lollygagger for sure. Not that I don't want to write like the wind constantly. But outside things can get in the way and cramp my writing style.
Knowing how we hit that wall of blocks sometimes, I thought it was a good time to remind myself as well as others about creative lollygagging, which I discussed in a post a while back.
Just Remember the key to successful lollygagging is to do it creatively. So what makes lollygagging creative lollygagging? Let's look at the basic elements. First, consider activity. We are not talking about sitting around on a couch. Just as a satellite dish needs electricity, you need some blood pumping into that brain. Next, consider low focus. The activity shouldn't be so intense that you don't have time to think (Grand Prix and ice hockey are out). Look for a mellow pursuit, surrounded by low-level distractions. Finally, consider separation. If you don't hie thee away from the computer, the television, the bills and the kids, you're headed for a mighty wall o' brain-lock.
Sometimes I take long quiet walks along a waterway and watch the easy rise and fall of the waves. Other times I stake out a secluded spot, notebook in hand in case of ideas, at a favorite coffee shop. So what are some of the creative ways you use to get over writer's block?