Every now and then, I need to stretch my thoughts and tune out from the novel, or script project that is my main focus.
It is at times like these that I might write a travel article about places I’ve been to and love, or a conservation issue I feel strongly about.
Sometimes it’s a more technical piece about film technique or technology.
This act demands a new kind of attention and focus, and often, when I return to the bigger work, I feel refreshed and see it from a clean perspective. So this ‘ducking out’ technique seems to work for me. Hope it might help other writers out there looking for a breather from their main work.
(The pic is from an archived piece I wrote for Getaway magazine – pics by Thel Roos.)