BKD worldbuilding and the muse

The other day I was supposed to be working on something else (er, the paper you see is the back of another manuscript) when an idea hit me. Once inspiration struck, my purple pen had a mind of its own.

I thought I knew where my Brightest Kind of Darkness series was going, and it’s still going in the same direction but with a lot more angles and twists along the way. Here’s how an author’s crazy muse works (see picture). When the muse gets going, we have to listen. Hence the arrows and random snippets ALL over the page. Looks like gibberish, no?

Note the wide-eye(s). That’s giddiness. I’m always happy when more layers show up!