While working on this program I must admit I waited writing about the beginning of this process as it’s the most difficult to simplify.
What is so difficult?
Let’s put it into perspective. When walking in a field, a honey bee buzzes by your ear and you twist your body giving you the view of something unexpected. Naturally, you lose sight of the innocent honey bee as you’re enraptured by the new discovery. The analogy here – the honey bee in this story is your muse and the unexpected is your kernel idea.
Freeze this moment in time, whatever gets the hamster in your brain running is a good thing. We all need the exercise. If you haven’t had a visit from your muse in a spell, change it up!
When that string in your mind is pulled we all know it is off to the races. Images pop into your head, faceless characters, having conversations about events you have only the slightest clue to. Seeking glances, flirting and tension.
Those of us who are accustom to these events know they can appear at any time and invoked by any random thing. We take it in. We scribble it down and life moves forward. For a time, depending on the intensity of the moment, we are hyper focused in squeezing as much potential information as we can from the seconds of neurological activity.
These exceptional bubbles of brilliance float and pop all day long. Sometimes they are connected. Sometimes not. A brilliant author once said this about ideas “
“If inspiration is allowed to unexpectedly enter you, it is also allowed to unexpectedly exit you.”Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Choose your poison. Making the decision is the easy part. It is the only easy part.