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Writing amnesia

Anybody else ever go through a long session of writing and not remember parts of what you did when you proof it later?

When the characters take over...

There are magical moments when characters start talking to each other without any apparent input from me; when I seem to become merely their amanuensis. Then, I may end up being surprised by what I have written!

oh, sure

Then whatever ideas I had go out the window and I just follow along. It's the best indicator of when you've really got something going.

But I was originally thinking about how the alpha state can sometimes displace concious thought.