This happens every time I go to a conference. I come home so full of ideas and energy and focus and resolve that I want to run from task to task, make new To Do Lists, type up queries and submissions (if I was invited to do so), make more notes, clean up my work space, and on and on.
But somewhere along the line, my brain freezes. It focuses on one little thing I learned at the conference or a new idea triggered by one of the presentations, and brain goes somewhere else. Yesterday, my brain went to France. It spent a leisurely afternoon in an outdoor cafe, thinking. It was pretending to be a writer’s brain taking time off, and it enjoyed every moment.
As a result of my brain’s frivolous wanderings, I forgot to do something important.
Yep, I forgot to post to my blog yesterday afternoon. Just plain out and out forgot to do it.
Now brain is back today, but it’s kinda busy. I’m supposed to be getting the house ready for company, but I’m letting my brain have its own way while I do the laundry. Brain is thinking about France and letters and memoir and queries and submissions. I’m loading the dryer.
Hopefully brain and body will do a better job of coordinating their efforts tomorrow. I get a lot more done that way.
And the next time brain decides to spend the day in a French cafe, I’d really appreciate it if the rest of me was invited to go along.