So aside from dreaming of far away places where everything is lush, green and warm, I'm considering new titles for a newly revised story. Why is it that a second title is harder than the first?
The first seems to come from somewhere deep in your gut and for a time it seems right. The second - well this one isn't coming that easy. I've even settled on a few titles until a google search or two quashed all three - too many others have thought that was a pretty awesome title too. I even wondered for a time if with so many fun and witty titles out there, is there room for one more?
With title ideas stalling, I took a break to make a date with the vacuum cleaner. It's amazing what a mundane activity like that can do for your creativity. So the title isn't there quite yet, but it's closer then it was and the dust bunnies - well they're shivering in fright in the far corners where they're safe. For now.
But that's not all - a date with the laundry came up with a completely different turn for a new story. Is it the mundane routine of these tasks that makes the brain hunt for something, anything to prevent boredom? I don't know but whatever it is, my house will be spotless as long as housecleaning gives payback like this.
How do you get stalled creativity switching back into high gear?
Long and the Short of It. The contest begins March 29.
Here's what you're looking for - the classic easter egg in varying colours.