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Author Jamie Sobrato's Diary

3.24.2006

In the Groove

Do you find that when you do your work for the day, other good stuff follows? Whenever I have a creative day, a productive writing day, I can then get a ton of other stuff done too, but if I have a day where it's just me glaring at the page, creatively constipated, that frustration carries through in everything else too. Nothing happens.

A certain blog member suggested in the last thread that her sex life improves when she's had a good writing day. While I have not personally observed this, I'm thinking if more men hear about this phenomenon, they are going to fall all over themselves trying to give their significant others time to be creative, no?

My theory is, positive energy breeds more positive energy. So when you get that feeling of rightness and accomplishment that comes with getting your creative work done, you feel like you can conquer the world, and you do. Or you get laid.

14 Comments:

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

Um, yes. I'm with Bethany. :-)

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Wow, so writing is like nature's Viagra or something? (crap, i mention Viagra and I'm going to get attacked by 500 "stay hard for hours" spambot messages).

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous bethany said...

Okay, here's how it works (for me).
I think I have a very healthy sexual appetite, in that any time Lee suggests it, it sounds like a really good idea. But when I'm feeling really creative then it becomes a sex drive. More like, you. me. bedroom. now.

 
At 11:21 AM, Anonymous bethany said...

Or another way to explain it, is that under normal circumstances spending 3 hours bathing hyper kids and trying to get them to sleep, I usually just collapse.

After hitting that creative high, I'm more likely to agree to meet him in the living room at 2 AM even though I have to get up at 5:30. Okay, I admit, I'm more likely to demand that he be in the living room waiting for me.

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

For me, I think having a really good romance writing day (especially one that involves a love scene) takes me back to that "back in the day" feeling--before the hyper kid stuff Bethany mentioned. :-) So I can't help but act on that feeling... lol

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Romance authors like to cite some study that shows how romance readers (and presumably authors) have better sex lives than the average person. Is this true? I dunno, but it sounds good, and it kind of makes sense that if you like to read sexy books, then you might also like to actually have sex...

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Oh and Bethany, I may not sit on your couch anymore, now that I know what happens on it at 2AM.

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous bethany said...

I dream of buying a new couch, but mostly because of the large green-bean-baby-food stain, and the chocolate milk drippings.

PS you should probably stay out of our pool as well.

 
At 4:08 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

LOL!

Jamie, you need to save this blog so when Bethany's kids are older you can totally gross them out.

I bet that study is true. Because personally, I'm thinking all those people who dis romance, especially the "graphic" kind, either haven't gotten any in a while or have never known what it's like to feel that strongly about someone. And that's just sad.

 
At 6:55 PM, Anonymous bethany said...

Ha ha ha, I plan to humiliate my children on my own, thank you. However I guess we could always use some gross out help from "aunt" Jamie.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Melissa: :D I never dissed romance before I read it... I just had to dare myself to start reading it! :D! But a) I've also never known what it's like to feel that strongly about someone, either, and b) I'm waiting until I do feel that way about someone to get any. :D!

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

I'm pretty confident Bethany will have no problem humiliating her kids when they are teenagers. In fact i'm pretty confident her kids will face the horror of catching their parents doing the wild thing in the pool at 2AM.

Mark my words. Auntie Jamie will be there to help pick up the pieces of their fragile psyches.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Tim, I'm sure you'll have a romance-novel-worthy experience if you're holding out for the real thing.

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Bethany, so long as you're staying up with the pool chemicals, I will enter your pool...if we are ever near it without having to catch small children trying to hurl themselves into its depths.

 

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