Whoo-Hoo Mornings!

Some mornings start earlier than others – I’m one of those writers who loves to wake up in the middle of the night, hours before the alarm is due to go off, safe in the knowledge that I can lie awake and explore, plot, characterize, describe and expand my ideas to my heart’s content and not be disturbed in the process – Almost inevitably, though, the right words will form and develop beyond a mere string or two, and then I have to get up and capture the flow because that creativity always expands into something worthwhile.

Yep, it was one of those mornings not planned for. I just woke up with ideas flowing through my head and words that won’t wait and was drawn by the magic of a silent house (which comes after the younger of our two cats has won, of course, and gets let outside for his own early morning start).


2:45 a.m. I was at my computer, my files for book 3 open, and settled into what’s referred to as “the gap”, so named for being where I have finished up yet with other writing at the other side of it, anchor points loosely splayed out across a newly forming manuscript.

“The gap” is my working area, which gradually closes, then I move on to the next gap. It’s where I write fresh material or feed in things prewritten and held in one of my working files. There I stayed, structuring the next segments and preparing for what will be a mega-feed in later this week – the big stuff going in.

All in all, that’s a pretty good way to start the day. More will be done by tonight.

Now – surely – it’s time for my cup of coffee.

Cheers everyone!  😀


4 thoughts on “Whoo-Hoo Mornings!

  1. writingsprint

    You do sound a lot better. And I’m jealous of “the gap” :)! For me it’s more like a puzzle that falls into place a little at a time, with the occasional rush.

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Well, it starts off with broad sweeps, but I do generate “the gap” fairly early on. Pretty well the moment there’s a beginning, a gap is there after it to work in. With any line of anchor points, main areas laid out, there comes, of course, a lot of gaps. So it’s always a gap I’m working to fill and close up.

      Then again, even if I’ve got something of the ending and something of the beginning, there’s a “big doozy gap” – which is not what I’m looking at here, but it’s the same principle. 🙂


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