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09 August 2006 @ 11:28 am
Do You Ever?  
Do you ever get these bursts of manic writing, and you just type as fast as you can, trying to capture every little drop? And then, the next day, it's almost like you dreamed it all; it has that same sort of vague ethereal quality in your memory. Except you didn't dream it, you have the proof on your HD. So you read what you wrote the night before and wonder, where in the hell did that all come from?!?

That's me today.

Chrissharpiesgal on August 9th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
I have thoses and it's usually... "I wrote that? Damn, I'm good!!!"

Love Isn't Easy came from such a bout.
Ith: Ithildinithildyn on August 9th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't speak to the 'good' part in my case, but it certainly took me somewhere I wasn't quite expecting.
Chrissharpiesgal on August 10th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
I have had that happen too...

I went where? why? how? OMG!!!!!!!!
Brynna Morgan: disturbedbrynnamorgan on August 9th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
OH, have I ever done that. Of course, since I'm manic-depressive I tend to have manic spells when I write - and usually very emotionally-driven. Since I've been relatively stable my writing style has changed and it's taken me a lot longer to author a story.

My son gets those as well - and his stuff just comes out plain old strange. ;-)
Ith: Spring Girlithildyn on August 9th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
About 8-9 years ago, I was fairly ill and in alot of pain. boy, the stuff I wrote! Almost like I was a different person during those spells.
captnofmyheartcaptnofmyheart on August 9th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to have days like that again...used to have them earlier in the year, but lately have been thrown off by some emotional crap where that is concerned. Am hovering around in shallow waters now.

But yeah, I know what you mean. Usually they come late at night when its time for me to go to bed.

Hard part is getting the family to understand what that is all about...they get real offended thinking Im ignoring them, when its really all about being "possessed" by the Muse.
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on August 10th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Hard part is getting the family to understand what that is all about...they get real offended thinking Im ignoring them, when its really all about being "possessed" by the Muse.

Oh, do I get that.

When that happens, I look back over what I wrote and, aside from all the red marks, think wha???? Cool. And I pat myself on the back and can't write a blessed word for a few days as I recover.
dracschick: draculafamilydracschick on August 10th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
most of the time, actually, I wish I could type faster.
Ithithildyn on August 10th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Yep.........
Me too!
pat: duncan sexpat_t on August 10th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
With me it's usually all in my head and when I'm doing something or somewhere that I can't write it down. Then when I sit down to type/write - it's just *gone*
Ith: Methos - Afternoon Delightithildyn on August 10th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, happens to me constantly. I'll have these wonderful stories unspool as I'm falling asleep, or if I wake up in the middle of the night, but come the next night when I'm hope from work and able to try and wrtie it down, I can almost never reconstruct it. It's very frustrating!

In this case, it was only one line of dialogue, so I jotted it into an email and sent it to myself.
Chrissharpiesgal on August 10th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
I have written whole stories from one good line of dialogue that attacks me on the way to work and won't leave me alone.