Coming to Life #amwriting

I don't remember this ever happening to me quite this way before. Right in the middle of writing a new scene, my characters came to life and began cracking me up. I mean serious laughing out loud, waking up the cat and making Dear Hubby call out from the living room, "What's going on back there?"--that kind of laughing.

"This is really good stuff," I say. "I'm making myself laugh."

"Uh huh."

I walked into the kitchen, still chuckling, but I don't offer to read the scene. It's too new, hot off the keys, and anyway, it might not really be that funny. Maybe it just tickled me because I'd just spent a half hour staring at a white space wondering if anyone was going to talk at all, when suddenly this dialog erupted from my characters out of nowhere, and wow! Giggles.

Who is this girl? I really like her. She's magical. I can't wait to see what she does next. Maybe she'll break a few laws and lead a rebellion.