Having Some Fun Now

Ok, I don’t understand this whole business of writing. The process, you know?

I have been wrestling Lady Anne and the Count for every blasted word — no, every letter, when all of a sudden night before last, something happened.

As I usually do, as I was waiting to go to sleep, I was going over the story points in my mind — working in the narcoleptic state, as the fabulous Kelly Stone puts it in her books about writing (which you should go buy if you haven’t gotten them already, btw). Then, out of the blue, it was like, “that’s not how the magic spell works” (obviously, the WIP is a paranormal) — “this is how it works. You dimwit.” (My characters love to insult me, much like my teenage daughters.)

And that did it. Now the story is flowing, the words are jumping from my fingers to the computer screen, and I didn’t even realize that the “how” of the magic spell was the problem. I mean, it’s magic. You don’t have to know how it works. Well apparently I did, because I couldn’t write the thing till I got that straightened out.

So was all the time spent staring off into space without being able to type anything a waste? I don’t think so. I had to let the idea age and swirl around in my subconscious until I figured out the problem and got the solution. At least I think that is what happened. Then again, maybe writing, like Lady Anne’s love potion, is just magic.

2 Responses

  1. Lol, I’m glad things are flowing for you! I do understand the struggle. Some days it’s like nothing can stop you, then you think…’Wait a minute…this isn’t logical’ (I frequently pull a Mr. Spock on myself) then I have to figure out why it isn’t logical, but once I do…I can see how it all goes together, or how it should go together.

    Congrats on working out your problem 🙂

  2. I’m a little torn here–on one hand I’m glad you’ve caught your stride; on the other I’m a little peeved that you should disparage my friend with such cold, demeaning words!

    Then again, total honesty demands I say “Hey! I resemble that remark!” LOL There should be a permanent dent in my forehead from all the times I’ve smacked myself and said “Duh!” Thanks for sharing, Ro’mama, it really is comforting to know others suffer those moments as well. Makes it not quite so lonely out here.

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