Ever hear of it? I have it bad. Posting on Twitter today made me realize how far gone I am. Seriously. My version of Story on The Brain is when you can function quite normally in real life, take care of business, kids, what have you, but the 'story' is always there, never far from your mind, just waiting to take over the minute the mind starts to wander.
The mind wanders mightily while multi-tasking. Case and point:
Exhibit A) Whilst checking iPod battery and preparing to make toast. Mind wanders to scene in book and wonders 'will that fight scene really work?'... Result: Losing iPod and finding it a day later inside of the toaster. (Bread is still missing).
Exhibit B) Cleaning off table for dinner, throwing away trash and removing a few folded pieces of laundry. Mind wanders to book and wonders 'is the feel right, is it dark enough, does it translate to the reader...' Result: Clean clothes thrown in trash and found later.
Yeah. I have it bad. There's more. Lots more, but I think I'll leave it at that. Can't decide if Story on the Brain is a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe bad for household items, but damned if the story isn't gonna shine!
Surely I am not the only one afflicted with this malady . . .