Five-oclock in the morning is my typical “wakeup but stay in bed” time. I’m usually alert enough to work through problems but unwilling to crawl out from beneath the flannel sheets. So, I tend to “write” in my head, plan my day, or think of nothing. Imagine my utter shock when this morning’s thoughts didn’t focus on the poetry and short stories I was prepared to tackle but another stinkin’ novel. I had an idea in my head already but had displaced it in favor of something else. Today, however, the title, general plot, and location all came into my head – and they WOULD NOT LEAVE.
Thus, my plans are de-railed as I now 1) rant on my blog 2) need to outline the novel before those “magical” thoughts disappear.
I guess I’ll have two projects which can only mean more late nights and early mornings. *Yawn*. Excuse me, but I need a cup of coffee.