Friday, August 03, 2007


Wow. That doesn't happen to me very often.

I was taken over by a scene in the shower this morning. It's not the next scene--it's two up--but it is crucial, a significant revelation and tough point in the book. Maybe the low point for Jenna. (sorry, Jenna!) And in the shower it just started coming to me, whole, complete, with dialogue and images and reactions and descriptions...I was muttering the conversation out loud to myself while I got ready, continuing it on the drive in. I had to hold it in my head until I could type it, and then it all dumped on the page.

1200 words. Not the next scene in the book, but there, down. Amazing and tortuous, dumped out whole. Wow.

I still feel like I'm shaking off a possession. And I'm all emotionally shaken. (sorry again, Jenna, really I am...)

This is not how I usually write. I'm grateful for it--I know it's a powerful scene--but honestly, if I did this all the time either people would think I was crazy or I would be... {g}


Carol said...

Wow, Susan!

I can't wait to read your scene.

I've never had an experience like that, but I'm all tingly from reading about yours. Very exciting.

Susan Adrian said...


It was amazing. I'm still half in it, really.

I'm sure you'll recognize the scene when you do read the whole thing. It's very evil of me. {sigh}

Julie K said...

Wow, sounds like you had quite the morning!

I'm rather stuck, myself, so this post gives me hope that something exciting's gonna happen soon!!

(P.S. Love the blue!)

Susan Adrian said...


It was/is amazing. I still am having trouble dragging my head out of Jenna's. I do vaguely remember this with TMT, though not as strong. Maybe this is what I do at the end!

It'll happen for you too, when it's time...

Cindy said...


That's the magic, isn't it? Every day would be madness, but once in a while sure is nice. I'm really glad you had such a good day.