Some mornings start earlier than others – I’m one of those writers who loves to wake up in the middle of the night, hours before the alarm is due to go off, safe in the knowledge that I can lie awake and explore, plot, characterize, describe and expand my ideas to my heart’s content and not be disturbed in the process – Almost inevitably, though, the right words will form and develop beyond a mere string or two, and then I have to get up and capture the flow because that creativity always expands into something worthwhile.
Yep, it was one of those mornings not planned for. I just woke up with ideas flowing through my head and words that won’t wait and was drawn by the magic of a silent house (which comes after the younger of our two cats has won, of course, and gets let outside for his own early morning start).
2:45 a.m. I was at my computer, my files for book 3 open, and settled into what’s referred to as “the gap”, so named for being where I have finished up yet with other writing at the other side of it, anchor points loosely splayed out across a newly forming manuscript.
“The gap” is my working area, which gradually closes, then I move on to the next gap. It’s where I write fresh material or feed in things prewritten and held in one of my working files. There I stayed, structuring the next segments and preparing for what will be a mega-feed in later this week – the big stuff going in.
All in all, that’s a pretty good way to start the day. More will be done by tonight.
Now – surely – it’s time for my cup of coffee.
Cheers everyone! 😀