“Whoa! Wait just a sec.”
My coworker stops talking about her trip to Ireland and gives me a blank stare.
Oops! I’ve done it again, curses on writer’s brain. “No, I want to hear the rest,” I say as I fumble with my cell and start typing. “Your story just gave me an awesome idea for my book and I have to write it down before I forget!”
She just shakes her head and laughs while I record my new idea.
Thank goodness she’s already pretty used to my scatterbrained ways.
They come to me as I’m doing dishes, hanging out with friends, driving to work, in the last conscious moments before I go to sleep; it’s those snatches of dialogue, interesting bits of information, unexpected plot twists. If anyone knew exactly what was going on in my head at a given time, they’d label me as completely bonkers!
To be honest, I’m learning to embrace the voices in my head and just sort of roll with it.
Have you ever read a book where the main character is torn between two worlds? That’s kind of how I feel on most days, torn between the real world and the world struggling to come out on the page.
I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂