The library sent me some magic, because I wrote and wrote yesterday. Today I will be back at the library, as the carpenters will still be here; besides, I loved sitting in the library, working on VK, smelling the books, being near all those many many many books! I wonder if the librarian from yesterday is reading Tender Graces and what she thinks….I wonder this every time someone tells me they are reading about Virginia Kate. She’s become Our Virginia Kate, hasn’t she? Angie Gumbo Writer and I used to talk about VK-isms all the time *laughing* – those things she says and whenever someone would read Tender Graces, they’d come away with some VK-ism….teeheehee.
Here is something really cool that happens to me and I wonder if it happens to any of you. When I am in the midst of working on something – like VKbook2 right now for instance – I will go to bed and then in the middle of the night, or maybe first thing in the morning, I will awaken and the Very First Thought will be a sentence or phrase that is highlighted in my brain, like a neon sign almost, and I immediately think: “No, that’s not going to work….” or “Take that out….” or “Change that…” or “That’s out of voice…” or whatever. It’s the coolest thing because I won’t have been thinking about that part of my writing at all – or not even thinking about the work exactly, but something in my brain is working out something I didn’t even know was a problem while I’m sleeping and then wakes me up and tells me that something isn’t right in the manuscript….
…So, I woke this morning and one sentence popped into my head and I know it has to come OUT. The other morning, or middle of the night, an image of a description about Micah popped into my head and I knew I had to go in and fix something there. It’s really interesting how that happens, and I’m glad it happens, but it’s also kind of amazing how my brain works something out on something I’m not even thinking about! Probably when I’m reading over it or writing it, something in my brain files it away in that black hole where my words come from, and it’s all jumbled, but at night while I sleep, the jumbles organize and then start telling me what’s what on some more obvious things? *I’m shrugging*
Okay…last night I had the sillies. So I was acting silly and Good Man Roger was just shaking his head. Then I began flopping about the room, with my head kind of leading the way – my head went this way and that-a-way and I was being jerked around by my head, and I hollered out to Roger: “Help! Help! My head has a mind of its own!” …..Then I laughed at my own joke – I laughed and laughed and GMR laughed, too — but was he laughing at my joke or my silliness? Who knows – but don’t you think that’s pretty funny? Huh? Huh? …My head has a mind of its own? Get it? huh? heeeheheheheheheehhe :0)
Now, tell me if your head has a mind of its own – do you wake up and a something “comes to you” like that? Either if you ask a question or pose a problem, or if like what happens to me sometimes with my writing, does something just Become Clear to you upon awakening?
(PS – Look at what I saw, by coincidence, on my home page this morning after I wrote this post: Scientific American’s “Brain has ‘Moving Parts’” laughing- yup my head has a mind of its own…teehee