Turning off my Brain

I have GOT to stop writing stories in my head. First, there was the delusion of granduer to write a short story about the Big South Fork Run. A nice fictional story about a runner, running in Big South Fork, perhaps named Terrence, or T3rrence, I dunno. Anyway… after writing the story in my head for half an hour, it was completely forgotten. Gone or at least filed in the Mental filing cabinet under “Black Hole: Million Dollar Stories.”

And I was doing that on Monday with blog posts as well. Curse You Creative Neurons!!!! But, I have found a way to stop the madness and “Save the Story.” When I think of something that I want to write about, I try to make a new post and put a working title. Looking at my Dashboard, I see 3 posts (one about my running this week, one about Halloween and one about food I cooked this weekend). Thankfully, I don’t have a clue what I was originally going to say, so that when I start pounding on the keyboard, it’ll come back. Maybe not as eloquently as I would like, but it’s still there.

Taking The Elder to school this morning I was thinking of a story and told myself “Stop! Save it for later.” I found a flaw in my system… I forgot what the story was about. *frown and grimace* I can visualize where I was but not what I was thinking…

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon