It hit me the other day that I spend a lot of my day in the right side of my brain. What fun! I love being creative and writing is definitely that.
However, I'm pretty equally right/left brained. I make lists, organize, and am always punctual. Fortunately, these things help me stay on task and write on deadline.
So, if both sides of my brain are functional (a matter of opinion) why does it hurt my brain to write a synopsis and do substantive (major) edits? Undeniably, these tasks use both sides of the brain, requiring a creative hand in addition to a heavy dose of organization and logic. In other words, the two halves must function in tandem. Well, there you go. Clearly my two halves do not play well together. That's my theory anyway.
If you don't know which brainedness (new word alert!) you are, take this easy quiz and find out. Or ask the people around you. They'll know.