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“Novels begin not on the page, but in meditation and daydreaming—in thinking, not writing.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Ha! I knew it. Daydreaming—the backbone of my craft. For as long as I can remember, I’ve allowed my mind to slip away from the current conversation (especially if I was in trouble) and drift off to other lands, lands where I could fly, lands where everything ended on a happy note.

Delusion? Some might say. But according to Ms. Oates, I was preparing. I was creating.

So, if you’re like me, the next time you’re caught napping or mentally wandering, no need for apologies. Simply say, “Hey, I’m working here!”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Big Dee
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 16:18:29

    Thank you for your words of wisdom Ms. Colleen. I find that I have been “working” at “planning” all day. So now I should probably go and get a dish of ice cream and rest!

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  2. colleenbennett
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 19:40:32

    Good one, Big Dee, although, I’m not exactly sure what you said. I wasn’t paying attention. 🙂

    Reply

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