Friday, April 10, 2009

Another 3 AM

Only a writer (or any other kind of artist) knows what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with an idea that you need to write, paint, etc.

I went to bed thinking about a short story I'm rewriting and I awoke at 3 AM, fully awake and ready to write.

It amazes me how characters and plots can take on their own life and pull the writer down a completely new path - more than likely the right path for the story. And that's what happened to me: Dobson and Teague took the lead in their story. They knew the ending, the who-dun-it, the why-dun-it long before I did. Well, after all they ARE detectives.

Damn, it's nice working with smart people, even if they are all in your mind.


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