Brain: So, these speed writing challenges are pretty fun, eh?
Me: Yeah. I’m having a blast with them.
Brain: I’d noticed. Are you liking the plot depth and details I’m providing?
Me: Definitely. They’re turning out developed and with a nice arc in a short time frame. I couldn’t ask for better. I mean, we both know this is not my natural story length.
Brain: And the potential for later expansion, how’s that working? I’d hate to overload you…
Me (finding the sentiment difficult to believe): Not at all. These are great.
Brain: Is there a anything else I can help you with?
Me: Actually, there is. The one I’m working on now is… tougher than I’d expected. The idea from the prompt seemed straight-forward enough. But it took two speed writing sessions to get down my initial plan. See? I’ve got two different scenes that don’t feel connected. I was thinking the right bookends would pull them together.
Brain: Great idea, how about this?
Me: That’s a thing of beauty, right there.
Me: 600+ words in. Oh crivens. This thing’s gone off on its own tangent.
Check out all the Writer Brain shenanigans in reverse chronological order here.