Anyhow, on Monday her post was called, A Writer is always Writing, Except When She's on the Trapeze. In it she said this (and I'm quoting):
"Writers, of course, are not just working when we're physically writing. We're working when we're wandering around the house trying to remember where we put our pen (answer: in our hair). We're working when we're reading. (Oooo! How did this writer just make me feel that way? Can I do that to my readers?) We're working when we're out for a walk. (Ooooo! How can I describe that sky?) We try to watch some TV, and then Sophie on Leverage describes a con that gives us an idea for the scene we're trying to write. (Ooooo! The way Parker, Hardison, and Eliot interact is so damn funny. Can I learn something from that?) Point is: it's really hard to turn off the writer brain, ....It's kind of like I'm swimming through it, all the time."
So, if I look lost or dozed off into space, let it be known...I'm probably writing, even if the computer isn't in front of my face.