Not the kind of surprise where you hide behind the couch and shout at some unsuspecting relative or friend. No, I’m talking about the surprises that pop up on your screen.
Outline or not, when you sit down to write your fingers hover over the keyboard until an idea trickles out of your mind. You start to type and the words flow and there it is…surprise.
You didn’t mean to write it. It’s not where you were intending to go. It’s, actually, a bit of a pain because if you keep it, if you don’t hit delete, you’re going to have to change things around to make it work.
But…and this is the best part of the surprise, you love it. It opens up a whole new set of possibilities. It takes you down a new path. You’re off and running, fingers flying, keyboard clicking.
Surprise me, baby 🙂