Is it really that weird? I think not. Whilst attending my writing group a new member asked us to divulge what we all do just prior to writing. “What motivates you to get started right before you sit down to your computer?”
The responses were many, and varied – “I swim laps.” “I listen to music.” “I find every excuse in the book NOT to sit down and write.”
These are all believable motivators (or procrastinations…which ever applies). We writers are many! We are unique! Different things set off different minds, which is why I don’t understand why everyone laughed when I said “I put on a sports bra.”
Now, let’s analyze this scenario. I am Katie Thayne. I do not do things in a usual fashion, in fact I usually do things the hard way – planned or not. It’s just how I roll – planned or not. Fact is I don’t have a lot to do with how or why my mind does what it does, it just does its thing and I follow along because, really what choice do I have.
I put on a sports bra to illicit creativity! That’s what I do! You cannot fathom the inspiration a tight fitting, padded spandex/polyester blend binding the bosom forthwith can do to open the imagination!
If you don’t believe me I implore you to try it – men and women alike! If it does nothing for you…well, you’re just weird.