My brain writes things "ahead of time." So, when I’m writing current WIP, my mind wanders ahead and fleshing the next WIP. It’s easier that way. Then when I sit down, the world and characters have already "stewed" and it’s mostly written in my head, just gotta write it down.
But I’m a bit on overload.
I’m re-writing the ending of the WIP that was bothering me, remember? And then I’m writing two short stories, another long novella, considering another sequel after that, trying to keep my mind open for a "real-name" novel, AND come up with an idea for a non-fiction essay.
Not to mention several life-planning issues that call for my thinking time, and my students (you have no idea how much worry-time they take up!), organizing and being creative about planning the studio year, and dealing with the piddly stuff.
For two days, I spent a whole hour playing a computer game. I think I just needed to zone out.
Does your brain ever get messy and cluttery and disorganized?