I love it when ideas come to me like that - in the middle of the night - or any time, really. That flash of inspiration - that aha! moment. And you write the idea down furiously so you don't forget it.
Freud would have a field day with my dreams. I never dream about falling or flying or appearing naked in front of a group. My dreams (or at least the ones I remember) are always about my stories or future stories - about fantasy creatures and plot lines. It is from my dreams that I get my best ideas.
In addition to the changling dream, I also had a middle of the night 'aha' moment where I figured out a problem I am having with my current WIP. I got an idea that will require a major rewrite of several scenes, but I believe it will make the story stronger by adding a deeper dimension to the overall work.
I can't wait to get to work on these ideas - but first, other responsibilities must be seen to. By tonight - when I have time to work - the ideas will have had time to simmer and should be ready to go.
Progress last night - 203 pages edited.
Birthdays: Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, Paule Marshall
Tips and Teasers: While walking through a parking garage, you hear a thump coming from the trunk of a car. What do you do?
Thought for the day: "Writing fiction is ... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it." – Rose Wilder Lane