This week Bronwyn Green visits the blog. I met Bronwyn in New Orleans at Authors After Dark in 2012 when Kris Norris invited me to go to dinner with her and some friends. Bronwyn is one of the most generous and kind women I've ever met. She is so kind she made me some hand warmers when my fingers got cold in the (mild) Las Vegas winter, and now I use them all the time in the frigid Wyoming winter. Bronwyn writes erotic romance in many genres and her most recent foray is into sports romance with BDSM with her new release, IN BOUNDS. Her tagline is "Believe in the Magic of Love" and today I asked her one question about how she gets unstuck in writing.
BBTF: When you get stuck in writing what do you do to rekindle your joy?
Bronwyn: When I get stuck while I'm writing, the best thing I can do (besides phoning a friend and brainstorming) is to walk away from the book and do something else creative and fairly mindless. While I'm knitting, sewing, cross stitching, coloring, or working with clay, my mind is occupied by what I'm doing, but there's that section in the back that's constantly processing. It's very much like a background program on a computer. You might be might be working in an excel spreadsheet, but there are those processes running in the background--the ones you barely notice like the calendar or the clock. While I'm wrist-deep in wet clay or sewing a skirt or knitting a sweater, I'm focused on those actions, but in those dark corners I'm barely aware of, my brain is working on the reason I got stuck in the first place. Often, mid-stitch, the answer to the story issue will push into the conscious part of my brain--almost like the birthday reminder alarm on your computer's calendar --and I can happily go back to finishing the story.
I have a very similar process, Bronwyn! You can find out more about Bronwyn Green's books at her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!