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Gratitude #13 - subconscious

I was wrestling with a story edit that didn't make any sense today...and I even got pretty crabby about it to the point where it wasn't fun anymore, I was disgusted the story existed, etc. But I decided to freewrite about it longhand answering the question, "What would be a good reason for this situation to be happening?"

And wouldn't you know, I just wrote it down easy-peasy. A really compelling thing that will pull the whole short story together.

Man, I LOVE it when that happens.

So, some part of my brain (I'll call it my subconscious for lack of a better word) that's not directly connected to my typing hands was happy enough to comply through my longhand-hands.

It gives me some interesting dreams at times, too.

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andy_slayde
Dec. 9th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
I love it when things finally click. Oddly, for me I need to walk around and talk it out. My neighbors do look at me funny. :o)
jordan_c_price
Dec. 9th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I totally agree, if I have someone to talk to about it, usually even as I'm explaining the "thing" to them the answer occurs to me. I think it's a similar mechanism too, a different part of the brain firing than they typing finger part.
egret17
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I love it when my subconscious chugs away on a problem, then spits the answer up for me. :)
jordan_c_price
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
It's a little like "a watched pot never boils" though...I need to really release the expectation and forget before that little magic happens.
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