Monday, May 12, 2008

Momentum, inertia, and other things missing on a Monday morning.

For me writing gets easier and faster the deeper into the manuscript I get—probably due to momentum. Any object in motion (a manuscript) has momentum; the amount of momentum is determined by the mass (page count) of the object multiplied by the velocity (speed with which it’s written). Momentum is lost when mass (page count) remains the same and velocity (writing) stops. For me, that’s Thursday night—momentum brakes to a screeching halt. On Friday I have my son with me all day and over the weekend everyone’s at home, so no writing gets done. And I wonder why every Monday morning is the same. I look forward to it until I sit in my chair and then—what? Where do I start? Where did I finish? Have I lost the plot?

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