Introducing The Tingler. Batteries and Storm Large not included.
Storm tingled my head at our Big Brain Trust, my writers' group which includes singer-songwriter McKinley, playwright C.S. Whitcomb, Live Wire Radio host Courtenay Hameister and author Daniel Wilson. It was an appropriate New Thing, because the BBT regularly tingles my brain. All of these writers astonish me with their talent, creativity and originality, which inspires me to be a better writer.
That said, I'm finding the constant stimulation of this project exhausting as well as exhilarating. In the past day, I finally got to spend 24 consecutive hours in my house and I found the down time both restorative yet depressing. All of this activity keeps me from facing the negative thoughts which lie in wait for me when I slow down.
So I've decided, come 2009, that I will continue doing one New Thing a week. Fifty New Things a Year. That's right, with two weeks off for vacation, like a normal person. These activities are too invigorating to stop, but the daily grind is making my nervous system live up to its name.
But I've got some ideas about what else I'll blog about. And if I run out of them, I can always depend on the Big Brain Trust.