I’m driving along minding my own business when out of the blue, a thought as quick as a match thrown on lighter fluid soaked charcoal, floods my awareness. A new scene from the book I’m currently revising. Then . . . the what if’s start to happen. What if, he said this, or she did that? What if?
Before you know it, that single thought-the flash in the pan becomes a new chapter steeped in emotion, imagery and movement. It becomes something.
I think it was Oprah who said that her biggest revelations and “Aha” moments happen while putting on her makeup or doing her hair. Mine seem to come while doing something totally unrelated to writing, like driving my car, or taking a walk. Always accompanied by, what if?
What if you could do, or be, or have anything you wanted. What if?
Have a great day, I’m sending good vibes!