So, I've been sitting here staring at my blank Friday Fricassee screen--because I keep slipping into the world of my WIP, thinking through plot elements and specific scenes. That's a good sign, right? When we're so engaged in our stories that they creep into our thoughts when we don't mean for them to.
Actually, those tend to be the moments that contain the most potentially brilliant revelations, yes? I just had one of those--a soft-gasp-inducing "oh I actually should do it THIS way!" moment. And for several heartbeats, the universe made more sense.
I love being a writer!
Eons ago, when I was working on the revise-and-resubmit Josh asked me for, I was absolutely stuck on something. (Yeah, I don't even remember what it was.) In the kind of despair that only we writers understand, I sat halfway up our front stairs in a weak patch of sunlight and rested my head on the wall, eyes closed.
(Can't you just FEEL the melodrama?)
Yet, in that moment of utter lostness, the solution to my sticking point flashed into my brain without any effort on my point. It was suddenly...there. I opened my eyes, amazed. Without even THINKING or TRYING or DOING ANYTHING AT ALL, I had come up with the solution to my problem.
And, yes, I went on to finish the revision, send it to Josh, and the rest is history.
I know you have similar stories. And I want to hear them today! Share your weird, writerly brain experiences--the ways in which you figured things out without trying, or perhaps without even realizing what you were doing. The odd moments in the shower or on the dentist's chair or perhaps even in your sleep, when you've suddenly and inexplicably worked out something brilliant.
Or even not-so-brilliant. Because sometimes it's the small things that make a difference. But then, those small things can be pretty brilliant, too.
Looking forward to hearing your authorly a-hah moments!