Bubble Trouble

Do you writers ever find yourself stymied by having to do things just so to get the creativity flowing? The ritual must be performed, or you end up not writing at all? My desk has this powerful, just so aura around it. (I posted a tribute of sorts to my desk in all its unsorted glory called Desktopsy.) My characters surge to the forefront of my antsy brain when I sit down in my cushy desk chair. (I wrote about my chair, too. Twice. I’m beginning to see a pattern in my blog topic choices.) When I take my place in front of my desk, I enter the word crafter’s bubble, invisible to the naked eye… and probably to the clothed eye, as well.

The boundaries of this bubble must not be breached for any reason. If the house is on fire, save yourselves! My mind is afire and must not be interrupted! For this reason I’m thinking of wearing pajamas every time I write. Just in case. They are all made of flame-retardant material now, which might come in handy. (It sure doesn’t do a bit of good for sleeping. My kids have not combusted yet, fortunately, but they do wake up sweaty and smelly in their flame-retardant jammies.)

Rituals are good and all, but this desk dependence needs adjusting. I want to take my bubble with me. It should be the slave of my quill, not the master. So, my friends, I’ve done the impossible. I am, presently, not writing at my desk. I’m writing in bed. Yes, I’m onto something here. I’m on my bed. (Ugh.) You see, I knew I’d have to spoil myself to make any true change. My Pandora RillaWriter station is playing through my ear buds, and it’s time to immerse myself in the enchanted world of King Draill and Lady Esda. I’ll let you know how it goes.

P.S. My deepest sympathies go out to all of the flame-retardant-jammied children. My legs are already feeling moist in these sticky pajama pants. 😦

Author: Rilla Z

I'm a scribbler. I'm genuine. My topics of interest are: this world, the worlds inside my head, and the world to come. Oh, and cups of tea. Yes, I write about my cups of tea.

3 thoughts on “Bubble Trouble”

  1. I write in different places. I can’t sit for too long so I often write standing up or on my treadmill (I have a plastic shelf for that purpose, and I walk very slowly). Much better on my back.

    Good for you for leaving your bubble! 🙂


    1. Early on, I tried to write and walk on the treadmill. I could not keep my balance. Guess I can’t type and walk at the same time. 😉

      I’m concerned writing in bed will weaken my back, but it’s a first step. I look forward to taking the bubble to some public place. (Why do I sound like I’m talking about a pet?)

      Thanks, Carrie! It sounds like you’ve turned your back trouble into a great health benefit. Good for you, too!

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  2. Ha, sounds like you have to suffer in that flame retardant material if you want to write without the interruption of a fire. Heh. I like your bubble idea. I should try it. I write all over the house. I try different a different place each day. My favorite is the extra wide chair in the living room, which this time of year, is next to the Christmas tree. Take care and enjoy the holidays.

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