The Crossword Puzzle Effect
Have you ever done a crossword puzzle in a book? You know the type — with the solutions in the back?
I find that the minute I peek in the back to find the answer for one particularly tricky clue, I can’t figure out any more clues on my own. Once I’ve cheated (even though we don’t call it cheating), my brain turns off and refuses to even figure out easy clues like “Limerick land” or “Mischievous Norse god” (if you read this blog, you will know that answer!).
Missing one day of NaBloPoMo seems to be susceptible to the same Crossword Puzzle Effect. I had no desire to write anything yesterday. And today, well lucky for you I noticed this CP Effect and decided to take a few minutes to type it up. I’m not sure how well I’ll be blogging for the next week. We’ve got a Thanksgiving house guest (my mother, who reads here from time to time and wouldn’t appreciate it if I kept telling her I “had work to do” but just so happened to post long, detailed posts instead!)
Also, she’s brought all sorts of Belgian treats, and it’s going to take enough of my energy to resist eating it all myself in the next 3 days (’cause the girls have school for the next 3 days, then are off for Thanksgiving break, you see).