I had a long dialog all typed out, about the changing economy, the changing state of entertainment in general, the publishing industry compared to the music industry, and how it all relates or doesn’t relate to us as both Writers and Readers. I even outlined an idea that I’ve grown fond of, that others around the industry are quietly talking about, that could be the future of Publishing.
Then I remembered – no one ever wants to discuss it. I’m not sure if it’s discomfort, taboo, denial, or what, but I’m too tired today to care. Maybe tired isn’t the right word – but I didn’t want to use Weary or Disconnected.
Actually today, Disconnected is a perfect description of my current state of mind. I’m alone in the office today, and normally people would still be coming in and out asking for things, the phone would be ringing, and I’d still be busy – today, I’m not. And I wasn’t yesterday, either. It’s dead quiet in here, except for the music I’m playing, and I was getting a lot of writing done, until today.
Today I feel completely detached. Somewhere between lost inside my head and totally out of it. My WIP is coming to a close, and as per my norm, I’m in flip-out mode over it. Seems whenever I reach the “almost ready to bring it all to a head” point, my brain begins a slow, oozing meltdown.
But this post isn’t about me. It’s not even about anything serious, since no one likes those topics, obviously. I’m just curious –
Have you ever become so engrossed in something, so completely absorbed and taken by it – be it a novel, a movie, a mood, a thought or idea – that you experience a total disconnect with the world around you?
Ever find yourself in a crowded room, with no consious awareness of what’s going on? Ever bring yourself out of that mental state and look around, feeling a bit lost like you’d just been on a long vacation and you’re the only one who doesn’t know what’s been going on?
Did you like it – or did it scare you, just a little?