Rolling down the interstate on a morning after a heavy rain making the world look like it was scrubbed clean by Mom last night, I stay relaxed but constantly aware of traffic around me, especially the big guys, meaning the tractor trailers that dwarf my little, red Mazda II that I love so much.

They generally tend to be good drivers but still they have to see (meaning me) in order to be road savvy where I’m concerned as I never forgot the time a trucker kept pulling left into my lane as I blew the horn, pffft, his music must have been playing loud and I finally just braked my car rather than run into the center island because I knew he just didn’t see me..

We were slowing down, fortunately, for some kind of trouble ahead or for certain I would have been in trouble, too.

At the time I was clearly alert and on my toes as far as interstate driving goes not allowing random thoughts to run through my mind as I was doing today.

Driving is good for letting ideas spark, ferment and form solid ideas for what I am going to work on in my writing when I arrive home and also for working out knots in a piece of work I have already started,  maybe thought was finished until that lightbulb went bing!

That bing let me know it wasn’t as finished as I thought.


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21 responses to “SSS-random

  1. Pat Brockett

    The bings can make all the difference! I like your description of the road being “scrubbed clean by Mom last night.”


  2. Good description of that light bulb suggesting improvements. I also take care with trucks on the road. Sometimes they can’t see us.


  3. Good six. I haven’t driven for ages, but I remember well formulating writing ideas while keeping concentration on the road. Those Mazda IIs are nice and sporty-looking little hatchbacks.


  4. Hey! I do that! Its funny, I can’t think about stories while I’m at work, as it (work) seems to require a version of myself that is not overly-imaginative, however, on the drive in to work… lol
    I tend to run scenes through my head, daydreaming the story prior to settling on a set of word,
    Good Six!


  5. I love driving for generating ideas but have to be careful because if I get to thinking I slow down sometimes too much.


  6. Driving for me is a sure way to work out problems, calm me down, and it really does help to come up with ideas for writing.


  7. Driving time is thinking time, but then i want to stop and write the ideas out before i forget!


  8. When a passenger I frequently jot down ideas while riding. Driving brings forth so many stories.


  9. I have had similar experiences with tractor-trailers trying to run me off the road, unintentionally of course.


  10. dyannedillon

    I love to drive! I will drive anywhere and wish someone would pay me to do so (but I don’t want to drive a truck!). I do my best thinking while driving and while in the shower, but at least when I’m driving, I can use Siri to take notes on ideas – harder to do that in the shower!

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