You can't help but listen.
Ever had one of those crazy nights where writing dominates your life? I mean this in a good way, I think. One of those nights where you have to get it all on paper? You know what I mean, when a story pops into your head. Characters demand attention. And all you can do is sit and write it all out.
Yep, it's awesome, isn't it? I love when that happens. It usually comes in spurts, with chapter ideas (I'm a pantser so I don't outline, I wing it.), rather than full stories.
So, I'd been working so hard on the Immortalis series that I needed a mental break. I love this series, but i've been focusing on it for so long it is becoming a chore and that is not how it should be.
A couple of weeks ago, I was at work and absolutely refused to open up my MS word file. I didn't want to look at Alyssa and Lysander for a little while. Mental break time. Know what I mean? Sure you do we've all been there, right?
Then a story idea hit. It wouldn't leave my brain until I wrote it all down on paper (the electronic kind). Characters were flashing before my eyes, dialogue was running through my mind, scenes were drawing themselves. So I did the only thing I could do.
At home that evening I started writing. In one sitting I had 3k words written. The next day another 5k. I was on a roll. Inspiration had struck and I could do nothing else but listen. Eventually I had a 10k word short, erotic story all written out. Pretty cool huh?
It's a wonderful thing when the muse is working. It definitley makes up for the times when the muse is... on vacation.
Of course that means I have two stories now on the editing pile. LoL. Alas, a writers work is never done.
So tell me, has your muse been talking, feeding you story ideas?