A creative rush can be defined as:
The climax of literary excitement, characterised by some intensely pleasurable literary related feelings.
All sorts of writing related scenarios can give you a creative rush; you can experience one when you are blessed with a fabulous new idea for a story, coming up with a way of resolving a troubling plot issue or finally working out how to kill an annoying character (which will give you a lot of creative satisfaction).
The best creative rushes occur when you are doing something unrelated to writing like washing up, driving, putting out the rubbish or even cleaning the bathroom. It is like the creative part of your brain carries on working with ideas in the background whilst you do other stuff. Occasionally it comes up with something brilliant.
Creative rushes are amazing and they make up for painful bouts of:
For noting: the woman in the image, lying on top of the car, is in the middle of creative rush. She had to stop the car after coming up with a wonderful plot twist for her story. It is going to give her readers such a literary thrill!
So, how do you know if you are experiencing a creative rush?
The first sign is that you will feel a powerful rush of literary excitement which will be accompanied by one or more physical signs:
- A warm glow.
- A tingling sensation.
- Wobbly legs.
- A flushed appearance.
- Sweaty brow.
- Inability to concentrate.
- An urge to air punch.
- A strong desire to star jump, cartwheel or forward roll, whilst squealing.
The intensity of the creative rush may vary from writer to writer. Some writers may just experience a sweaty brow whilst others (no clues relating to hair colour) could display all 10 in the space of 2 minutes.
Let’s not forget the range of sounds that you could be making:
- Lots of “oh my goodness that’s such a bad ass idea!” and “someone get me a literary agent on the phone quick!”
- Moans of literary pleasure.
Once the creative rush is over all you will want to do is lie down somewhere; on the bonnet of a car, on the kitchen floor or even on the sofa. Some creative rushes can leave you feeling weak afterwards so its important to have a cup of hot sweet tea to hand.
I hope you have a creative rush today!
Have a fabulous day!