Did my brain go along with this reasonable argument? Heck, no!
The idea circled round and round in my brain. I continued to ignore it. I tossed and turned for a good 20 minutes, but what choice was there really. Especially when my main character began to speak to me.
Ruark never raised his voice, but chastised me in his own stoic way. "You do realize my world is dying, do you not? It is bad enough that I am having a hard time coming to terms with this. Now you are letting laziness put the entire world you created in jeopardy? For shame, dear creator. I may not be able to see you, but I am beginning to see your work. I am beginning to have faith. Don't let me down now."
What else is a creator to do?
I got my rear up out of the bed, of course! I wrote Ruark's latest twist in the epic adventure that is his life. But did I go back to bed? Nope. I decided I needed to post in my blog about this 3am idea.
Does this happen to you? Not 3am ideas, because surely it happens to all writers. Do your characters chastise or mock you inside your own mind? Thank you, Lord Ruark, for the wake up call. I enjoyed it, really. It's a fabulous idea and I am glad you forced me to get up, but now that you've quieted down I think I'll get back to snoozing in my cozy bed AFTER I put a certain 5 year old back in his. *yawn*