It is easy to take a few days off and then find it difficult to get back into your story. What works for me is my book bible. It’s a binder where I keep everything about the story. You can set it up anyway that works for you. I have a section for Characters, with sketches that include their goal, motivation, and conflict. I also have a section for Setting, Plot ideas that include a scene list or outline, research, and the current draft. If I get pulled out of the story, this is my lifeline.
I also keep a book journal where I write about my story and where it is going. I write down information pertinent to the next day’s writing. It is all about the story but it is a place for me to work out details and ideas. I don’t use everything I write down, but it is there if I need it.
I keep a notebook handy for ideas on me all the time but it is not the book journal. My book journal is kept at home.
What are some of the ways that you keep yourself involved in your story?
Hope you have a week of no distractions.