I had the strangest dream! I don’t really know where to begin and how to tell it so that it will make sense, but I will try. Let’s start with the process. When I write, I create a character and a world with a problem. I then put the character in the world and watch them solve the problem, as if I’m watching a movie in my head. Most of the time, they do normal things, sometimes they go off the rails. So last night, I was dreaming I was writing. I was asleep, dreaming, watching the movie in my head. Two of the characters were on their way to a war. It’s a grave and trying time. In my dream, I was trying to figure out how I was going to get these two characters to the candy-making scene. … What candy making scene you ask? I don’t really know. However, I was fairly certain there was a candy making scene that involved a daemon-kin character making petit fours and then hiding them under the cushions of a sofa! … And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to get my erstwhile saviors who were off to war to the candy making scene so that they could discover the secret hiding place of the petit fours.
Then I woke up. I got my coffee, I opened the document, I stared at the page …and then I scrolled down through my notes LOOKING FOR THE CANDY-MAKING SCENE!!