Thursday, November 1, 2012
Why it’s Good to Embrace Distractions
However, distractions can be good for the creative mind because, if we are more open to them and view them more as opportunities, then we can gain so much more from the experience.
Distractions can be serendipitous events that inspire us to take a different route in the plot.They can trigger whole new ideas for stories, they can give us a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Distractions can give us a new experience from which to draw.
Note: We still need to be wary of the Solitaire distractions, the internet distractions, the ones where we say we’ll just spend five minutes check our email and an hour later we’re still there.
Do you get impatient with distractions? What’s your greatest distraction?
My short story, Birthright, will be published in the Make Believe anthology in a month! Eek! My goodness, that came up fast. I’m super excited and would love to celebrate the launch with all my friends. If you’d like to join me on 3rd December, launch day, and share the exciting news, please sign up below.
Flower Photo: I took this photo of my newest addition in the garden. Does it make a nice distraction? ;)