I wrote about an opening line that came to me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been making slow progress on it, with about 600 words written. There’s an issue that’s been holding me back — specifically how do I introduce the idea that the female character references Chicago in a way that suggests that as a “name” for her.
The solution, and much more, came to me somewhere in the last eight hours — those are my sleeping hours. And I have no idea whether it was a dream, or an actual thought I had in a fuzzy moment of consciousness. All I know is that I need to go write it down now. It’s a scrap of dialog that may just get me over that hump and lead to a few more things.