Character sketch

I’ve been writing. Nothing good, mind you, but words on the page none the less. And I’m starting to like it.

While I write I listen to music and I doodle.

I keep a sketch book by my laptop and one in my bag and fill them with notes and scribbles and pictures of the people I am writing about. I’m not even sure if the thing I am writing will be illustrated but it helps get my thoughts in order.

1) Sunni Brown’s related TED talk: “Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.”

2) Balance? Who needs balance? So what if there are dishes piling up in the sink, clean laundry on the sofa and the pizza place is on speed dial? I’m writing, I’ll get to all that other stuff later. Dan Blank talks about creativity (specifically writing, but of course it’s about anything worth doing) and obsession. Also, I think Dan Blank has a name that really should be that of a private investigator in a murder mystery novel.

3)  Speaking of such things, did you see that Bored to Death is back on? That makes me very happy.

4) And in other news, this song has made us late for school twice in the last week: breakfast dance party (sorry about the ad before hand).