When working on a manuscript - any of the many I have going at present - I laugh at the power of suggestion I get when reading what I have written.
If the king wants some wine, so do I.
If Tommy says, "Let's go raid the fridge and watch a movie," that's sounds like a good idea.
Even when a character is tired, I feel it.
So, which came first? The egg or the chicken? I mean, did I feel tired when I wrote that Tommy was going to bed? Or did I really want a glass of wine when I wrote that the king desired one?
These have become a distraction from writing at times, especially the raiding the fridge and watching a movie one. I don't own a television, so I must go to Hulu.com and search for a good movie. That is a time sucker if there ever was one: first hunt for the beast and then slay the dragon and cook it, then consume it while watching kids find hidden pirate's treasure in a movie with poor acting and silly antics.
Maybe I should write a book about publishing and success...
Nah...there are already millions of those out there preying upon our greenhorn desires to be recognized in the wonderful world of words. (www)
back to writing...wonder what Tommy will find in the fridge to eat, or better...why his Mom didn't feel very well this morning.