Writers are either the most focused or the most distractable human beings on the face of the earth, and I’m not sure which. At least, I know I am. Conversations with me can be somewhat…challenging…as I tend to get distracted (PLOT BUNNY!!!). My eyes glaze over, I switch over to “Mmmhmms” and nods, and zone out completely while I’m off in my in my own little world with my mental gears clicking away. As one writer put it, I’m just “talking to people you can’t see.” In my head.
Unfortunately, this phenomenon doesn’t just occur in conversation. Over today alone, I managed to miss half of the lectures in choir, switch Mom and Dad’s drinks at dinner, and narrowly miss asking “What’s the salad dressing for?” while staring directly at the salad, all because I was zoned out plotting.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this…*headdesk*