When a story I'm writing finally clicks on, it pretty much becomes all I think about. Whether actively, or running in the background while I'm working on something else, it's there. Very often, I'll wake up in the morning with it in my thoughts. All consuming, you might say [g] Of course, that doesn't always help in the actual writing! Turning the movie in my head (because it really is just like I'm watching a movie) from visuals to words doesn't always come easy. And I always seem to forget the best bits of dialogue by the time I sit down to write!
Anyone else have similar experiences, or is it just me? And what are your experiences?