Sometimes I don’t want to write. Every writer reading this is laughing hysterically because of course I don’t I want to procrastinate online and chat with other writers and read all about the latest author/reader/reviewer behaving badly blowup. Much of the time, yes, that is what I’m doing when I’m not writing, but I never procrastinate because I don’t WANT to write. I do it because I’m being lazy.
However there are times when I really don’t want to write. Why? Because I’m not ready to let myself get absorbed into the story. To operate within the rules of the world, to use the language appropriate to those characters and place, to remember what each of those characters sounds like, how they move and act, is exhausting.
I’m at the point in writi