I went for a run last night around 9 PM. I don’t run regularly, but I do it when I can muster the motivation. About half a mile in, the endorphins kicked in and my brain started to work. Dare I say, it may even have been better than a hot cup of strong, black coffee. As I ran, I worked at some issues with my story and came up with what I hope are nice additions to help flesh some things out and tie some things together that had been nagging at me. It felt good on so many levels.
I don’t have a whole bunch of ways to ratchet up my gray matter, but the ones I do use are coffee, running/walking, sleep (good rest goes a long way), reading excerpts on writing, reading excerpts of what I consider good writing. Anyone else have any suggestions? I’m always willing to try something new.
I don’t foresee myself going the Sadie Plant route (although I wouldn’t mind reading her book), so if psychotropics or opiates are your bag, well, bully for you and keep up the good work.