That place between being asleep and awake

14 January 2012

Have you ever woken up with a start in the middle of the night even when it's quiet outside? Have you ever experienced sudden bursts of inspiration that come like flashes of lightning? Have you experienced both of them at the same time?

Last night I woke up with a start and suddenly got this BRILLIANT idea for a novel I could write. I wanted to write it on my journal or type it on my phone but I was too sleepy to move, so I just made sure I've committed it to memory before drifting off again. Big mistake. When I woke up this morning I could only remember half of it.

It's an open secret that it's my greatest dream to be a writer, and seeing a book I have written grace the aisles of bookstores nationwide (or, dare I say it, the world) would be the ultimate and sweetest icing on top of the most delectable cake. I admit, at the moment that dream has taken the backseat as I am still collecting courage badges to finally get out of the comfort zone my workplace offers, but (as melodramatic as this sounds) that dream still burns inside me (why do I sound so dramatic?). I may not be writing magazine articles now, but I have this blog. So THANK YOU, you reading my posts continuously fuels my passion for this wonderful world of words

And so I promise you that I will take the brilliant idea that came to me last night and I will finish it. Writing a novel can be a long and arduous task, but I am up for the challenge. I don't even know if someone will take interest on it, I don't know if it will be published for mass reading, but what matters is that I will be able to cross it off my list of My Life Goals. I am doing this for me, and if someone else will be interested to read it, and hopefully will like it and be inspired by it, then I will consider my stay here as very worthwhile indeed. So folks, please excuse me as I review my notes on character- and plot-building. :)

PS: Want a little clue? The lead's name is Character.

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