Z: If you've completed a writing project, you probably know what it's like to be 'in the zone.' Athletes, scientists, performers of all sorts, talk about being in the zone. While in the zone, everything comes easily.
I've gotten back to my running habits and though I'm slower than I was twenty years ago when I used to enter races, I'm finally back in shape enough to experience being in the zone. For runners, it's that second wind, when you feel like you could run forever. Everything is in rhythm, your breathing, your strides, your muscles working smoothly, every step is without effort. Some people call it a runner's high, and it's wonderful.
When writing, being in the zone means the words flow unto the page. The story moves along and every word fits. Your fingers can't keep up with your thoughts. You don't even need to get up to refill your coffee or glass of wine. The prose pours out of your mind and unto the screen. You can't stay there forever, but it really feels great while you're in the zone.
Hopefully, A to Z, has led you close to being 'in the zone' with social networking. Have you ever been in the zone writing? Have you found yourself in any other 'zones?'