Sometimes I surprise myself, I sit at my computer and start off hoping to put into place another piece of the plot, only to find instead that something remarkable happens – some doorway opens and what flows out are scenes and actions I did not expect to write, beautiful expressions and nuances that were not in my head only a moment before.
Where does it come from? As I frequently put writing problems on the back burner of my mind, I suspect it’s my subconscious throwing forward solutions. It’s also likely where my plot-wandering-off-on-its-own comes from. I have long learnt to trust such things (the wandering off inevitably leads to a better story), but I do marvel at how spontaneous such creation can be.