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Don't you love when it happens?

When you are standing somewhere-- in this case the 59th subway platform-- and you suddenly have the scene or phrase, the words. I had been struggling toward this for months, and, of a sudden, there it was. It was so clear I could almost hear a sound as it fit into place. It made a sound like 'Snock.'

Now I know how to go, I know what they said next. So strange how it happens that way, and such a relief!

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steepholm
Aug. 17th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
I like "Snock"!
vespican
Aug. 17th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
"Snock" is sort of like, "snick," the sound a well-made manual transmission makes when you shift into gear.
Dave
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh yes-- I know that sound. I have not driven stick in years, but it stays with you. Maybe your writing goes 'snick?'Because of cars maybe?

Mine quite clearly goes 'snock' I have no idea why,but I know it when I feel it!
vespican
Aug. 18th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I've driven a "stick" for nearly all my motoring life. New rig is automatic, but a couple of times I've caught myself stomping on the brake pedal, instinctively pushing in the clutch prior to starting it. Don't know if my writing go's "snick" or not when everything come's together. I've never really thought of it, but there is a certain feeling when thing's fall together.
Dave
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oh me too! It happens rarely. Most of the time writing feels like work. Sometimes it feels nearly impossible. This is like a reward from the sky for those times.
provencepuss
Aug. 17th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
usually happens to me when I'm working..;can hardly say to a client in mid viewing "excuse me but Starsky just said 'fuck it but this is not how I intended to spend my day off" (or whatever comes into my head) :D

Edited at 2014-08-17 04:23 pm (UTC)
provencepuss
Aug. 17th, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
snock makes me think of schnok....nice word, schnok
anteros_lmc
Aug. 18th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! Although for me it's more like the words slowly starting to coalesce, quite often when I'm out walking or doing something mindless like showering or washing dishes. It's then a bit of a scramble to try and capture them before they slip through my fingers! I don't think the words make a noise though, unless it's the sound of them fluttering away while I try to catch them :}
eglantine_br
Aug. 19th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
From my side of the page it seems as if you do a good job catching them!

So strange how things suggest other things. I wonder if, back in the 18th century people had the same thing, ideas for what they wanted to say or write occurring while they did the physical tasks that most of us are spared. So many of those farmers (and sailors,) were beautifully articulate on paper. They may not have thought of themselves as 'writers,' but the letters we have say otherwise.
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