So what do you do? You live life and rely on those glorious accidental moments when inspiration whacks you so hard you think your brain might have twisted in your skull a few degrees.
Because suddenly all you can think about is that sycamore tree down on the river - the one with the open trunk so huge three people can stand inside it. Or how stinkin' high Fall Creek Falls is, and is there any scenario in which a person could survive plummeting over it? Or why you can't get Cece's favorite monster cup, the one she broke at writers' group the other night, out of your head, and discovering the answer when you reach a scene in chapter seven of your current work in progress.
Funny to think that stories live and grow through a series of accidental moments that inspired something magical in the mind of a writer.
Writer friends: What accidental moments have inspired you to create something magical?
Psst - click on "Cece's" above to read her blog - one of my favorites.