What is a writer’s nightmare? I can rattle off a few: migraines, carpal tunnel, vision discrepancies–I suffered them all. What now? Early linguistic Alzheimers.
I used to know a bazillion words! I was a walking thesaurus. Need a synonym for mad, I had hundreds, right down to slang and witty urban sayings. Now I sit around trying to figure out what word I am trying to find in the thesaurus. I mean, how do you look up a word right at the tip of your tongue? It’s that word that sounds like the color blue and reminds me of kindergarten is not searchable on Thesaurus.com. Should be!
It’s not even complicated words that I can’t always recall, sometimes it’s as simple as the word mad. Seriously, brain? I have to keep a word log these days, something I can go to in a little journal to revive my brain from the word coma it has gone into. Author nightmare!
I can write through migraines. Heck, I’ve plucked away the keyboard with one finger through carpal pain. I even winced and squinted through one red, teary and exhausted eye to write one more chapter. But how does one go about writing when they don’t remember something as simple as . . . what is that thingy I’m looking for again? Sounds like pink and makes me want to smile. Starts with a “W?”
Sometimes I wish Google was probed to my brain and could weed through what I’m thinking to find that thing on the tip of my tongue.
Tania L Ramos, Author–I Think.
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