I may have the missing key I need to make UE02 work. I hate it when it happens like this, though… I let it sit in my mind for days to weeks with no good ideas, then one moment, without even a related thought to spur it on, I figure out exactly what needs to be done.
Happened to me most dramatically one time before. I had this project I was doing in college. Worth SIX CREDITS. Independent hypertext fiction project. I was stuck on what to do next — I had a road map but the next step wasn’t working. Didn’t know what to do. Was stuck for MONTHS. One month to deadline. I was gaming in the afternoon, got hungry, hopped on the scooter and rode to the dining hall when BAM out of freakin’ nowhere I figured out exactly what needed to be done. I wasn’t even thinking of anything related, it was just ‘Hey, how about if I do this and this’. I hit the brakes, stared dumbfounded at nothing in particular, and….. carried on and had dinner. THEN I got to my writing. First thing’s first, you know.
Well, now I just need to hammer out the specifics of what happens, and find time to write it. I’d like to write some this week; I’m not relocating to the basement apartment until friday, so I SHOULD have some time. We’ll see, no promises.
I better get to bed now. That’s the one problem with WWF on monday night; by the time the show is done and we settle things and I’m free again, I only have 30 minutes to do things before bedtime. And you can’t do jack in 30. Which is frustrating, especially if I feel like I should be doing something constructive. But, I DID think of this neat UE02 idea… I guess that counts, right?