I'm in Mexico, alone in a lush garden with squawking parrots and chirping songbirds. In the distance, the sounds of barking dogs, crowing roosters, and motorcycles. Meanwhile, I have a new Red Diaper Dharma column up at Literary Mama which explains what I'm doing here: "On Binges and Benders."
"Unlike the disciplined writers I know and admire who get bits done every day, I write in blurts, in bursts, in short binges fueled by roasted unsalted almonds, dark chocolate, dried apricots, herbal tea, and good black coffee. I write in the middle of the night, I write in cafés. These bursts are punctuated by long weeks of lethargy and time wasting and not writing. And then whenever I can, I hole up somewhere with my laptop and go on a major bender."
Read the rest here: http://www.literarymama.com
Leave me a comment here or there --
Are you a binge writer, too?