I write a lot.
And I read a lot too. So as a result, I am always interested when I see things that make me think. Then I think about those things and what I think about them and gradually form an opinion.
Well, one of the things I read about and was kind of interested in was the idea of automatic writing.
Automatic writing is writing that is produced when the conscious mind is switched off and the mind is in a trance like state.
Yeah. Absolute nonsense.
Which is WHY I was so flabbergasted when it happened to me. As I said, I write a lot. Well, last night around one in the morning, I was feeling particularly creative - I like to write at night - and so instead of going to bed, I sat down with my laptop and started bashing the keys.
I am working on a fiction story and was enjoying playing God to my characters, moving things along with alacrity when I woke up, distinctly aware that my fingers were no longer moving.
It feels weird to be writing and then wake up. Eerie.
Reading what I had written was even more disturbing, and just to prove how weird this phenomenon of automatic writing is, I've included the full text below. I haven't changed any of the typographical errors that exist, so please forgive me for that. I think in some cases it is clear what the intended meaning was, but I'll let you decipher this as you choose. Either way, I am fascinated by what appears to be a transcript of every thought my mind seems to have begun, discarded, and interwoven.
And I now believe completely in automatic writing.
Here is the madness that I woke up to find before me: