Sometimes the characters in my head are a little pushy. Yesterday, while I was seriously busy working the day job, I could not shake these two new characters and the story idea that has been brewing in the back of my head for weeks. I kept messing up simple tasks all day because I couldn't concentrate while my head was conjuring things like mad. So, last night, I took a break from edits to let the new boys have center stage. Give them an inch and, well, you know the rest. It's now almost 7 AM, and we've been at it hard core all night. Not that! Jeez! Bunch of dirty minds. I like that!
Anyway, I think the voices might let me get a few hours of sleep, now. Please don't call the boys in white. No need for padded accommodations just yet. I am still the fully functioning captain of this vessel. I did attempt to lie down at three, but that was an epic fail. The brain was all a buzz. It wouldn't shut off. Since I have been in a bit of a mild creative slump, inspiring the previous Pearl Jam "Music to Light You Up" post, having to write all night is by no means a complaint. Thanks to Eddie and the Gang for helping to unblock the flow again.
When the words are flowing, I find it's best to just go with it and ride the currents where they lead. This all night session felt a bit like riding a canoe along a steady old river like the James. Not too much white water, but no terribly stagnant places, either. Just an enjoyable adventure. Now, I'm off to conjure more adventures in dreamlandia. This shouldn't be a hardship since I'm pretty sure they'll be filled with good music and boys in love.