Ages ago, probably back before most of you, dear readers, were reading this blog, I talked about a thing called morning pages.  The post can be found here.

Today I want to revisit this because there’s another reason for the morning pages.  They’re not just for exorcising that inner critic.  Three pages of free-writing can certainly help get the negativity out.

For me, they’ve sort of started to become a diary of sorts.  I do my best to keep them from turning that way, but the events of the day before are usually what’s on my mind in the morning.

That and all the stuff I have to get done on any given day.

They’ve also become a sounding-board for my WiP.  If I’m really struggling through a passage in Oracles Promise I find that my morning pages get filled with questions and musings about the story.

And the morning pages can become a repository for ideas.  This morning, I woke up and opened the notebook to write my daily three pages.  The entire first page is filled with descriptions of what I could remember from the very vivid dream I had last night.

I recorded the dream because it really and honestly could become the underpinnings of a novel sometime in the future.  It would take a lot of work to get the mythology worked out and get everything sorted in such a way that it no longer resembles the madcap wanderings of my sleeping brain.  But it could work.

That’s why I write my morning pages.

Q4U: Do you do anything like morning pages ever?  Would you consider it?  Why or why not?