I just went to a book-signing at my library. One mystery writer, Robin Carr was interviewing another mystery writer, Maggie Sefton. I’m not much of a mystery reader but I just like to hear about “how they got into writing”, basically their journey. Maggie Sefton said that her characters just walk onto the stage. She see’s them in her mind, how they look, where they are, what they say, the story just kind of takes over. They both talked about joining the Romance Writers of America group. Even if you don’t write romance they are just a great source of information and encouragement. Maggie Sefton mentioned about your left brain being awakened, your creative side rearing itself. I’ve become so aware of this phenomenon and it really does fascinate me. Its that feeling you get when you will be doing something usually with your hands, something repetitive (driving the car, showering, gardening, walking, running) and your mind is a million miles away from the physical activity you are doing. It’s that feeling you get when your driving, you get to your final destination and you really have no recollection of even driving. Your mind knew when to stop at the stop signs, brake when needed, but you really weren’t there. So many creative ideas float throw my head at times like this, and I just like to let them roll and see where they take me. They are not just writing ideas either, I’m inventing things, opening my own business, all kinds of crazy things. I’ve begun writing these thoughts down as soon as I can while they are still fresh in my head. It’s not until the end of my day, when I read over what I have written that these ideas might seem a little crazy. But, who knows when a great idea might just work. So I’m along for the ride I guess.