Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Answers Have Come At Last!

I bolted from sleep at four this morning knowing I'd found the missing pieces to my current novel. Talk about one of those moments when the world slows down and everything is crystal clear. It's magic. It's profound. It's brilliance. It't speechless-a-fying.

This kind of genius only comes once or twice in a lifetime, and today was one of those days. You know, the kind when you finally grasp the true meaning of life and all the little holes and questions fill in.

What were the missing pieces to my novel? What amazing knowledge was I blessed with? It came in the form of five all-important words. Are you ready to hear them? Are you ready for the awesomeness of them? Can you handle the wake-you-from-a-deep-sleep-because-all-your-problems-have-been-solved words?

Okay, brace yourself.


These are world changing.

You may never be able to go back to who you were.


Are you prepared for the awesomesauce?

Here they are:

Put. Grind. Lampshade. Aida Cloth.

Yup. Did I mention I woke knowing these words would solve all my problems? Sigh. Groan. Shake my head and bury it under my pillow.

What these words have to do with my book is beyond me. Why I bolted from sleep with them stamped on my brain and my heart pounding like the book gods had granted me a visit is also beyond me. I mean really. Wake a poor girl up with heart palpitations for Lampshade? Aida cloth? Am I supposed to have my dark elf main character take up cross stitching? Seriously?

Ug. I'm going back to bed.

What words of wisdom have you all been blessed with lately? Because I think I could use them. That or I need to stop eating before I go to bed.


Jonene Ficklin said...

Oh my goodness, that was awesome! I think you're right up there with the 'aliens' dream. My dreams don't give me answers, because other than the tornado dreams, I can't really remember them. I get great inspiration from talking with my fantastic friends and our crazy writer's group.

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, tornado dreams could be good fodder for a disaster scene. Maybe it's a blessing after all. :)

Carolyn V said...

Those words ARE AWESOME! I'm gonna need to find me some awesome writing words. =)

m. christine weber said...

Heheheh... Oh, I can SO relate! I keep this notebook beside my bed and have often found myself pouring over my midnight scratchings wondering what the heck I was thinking :-).

- m

Clancy said...

Have I mentioned I adore you? I do... you always make me smile and your words of wisdom... well, I think this post says it all... really!

LeishaMaw said...

Carolyn, see, awesomesauce. Good luck finding your words. He he.

M. Christine, I know! And I'm always so sure in the dregs of night that I'm onto something. Sigh.

Clancy, well how can you not when I come up with such brilliant words? I mean how can you beat lampshade? Power words I say. He he. And hugs right back to you. :)

Cherie said...

Dear Leisha,

You are funny.

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, I keep telling you looks aren't everything. He he.

L.T. Elliot said...

I love me some good aida cloth. Seriously. =]

LeishaMaw said...

L.T., really? Do tell me more. Seriously. :)


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