Wednesday, May 6, 2020

May IWSG Post and Getting into the Zone

Right now in India we are in our third lockdown, in my city the lockdown was eased from 4th May. Schools, colleges, religious places, restaurants (only takeaways are open), gyms, salons, clubs are all closed. Masks are mandatory, social distancing a must, buses, metro and autos aren’t plying on the roads. IT professionals are working from home. This will continue till 17th May.

But luckily for me my time is occupied with my writing. And I’m more than ready for this IWSG post. IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is an online group of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month. As we writers love to talk about our writing, our posts usually focus on our writing related issues, worries, fears and doubts. Do visit the IWSG website.

 IWSG was started by the brilliant Alex J Cavanaugh, the author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Alex can’t your super powers find a Covid-19 Vaccine?

May 6th question - Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? Care to share?

When I need help, I deliberately stop writing, allowing my actual writing to get done mentally, while I’m going around doing my chores. My subconscious mind starts to unravel the plot mess I’ve got myself into. Once the clarity happens, I then start writing. You can say I ZONE out to ZONE back in. The few times I’ve tried to write through it, hasn’t happened. So, getting away from it is the best thing for me.

I’m eager to read about how you all get into the zone?