I'm writing this to find out whether there are others
A couple of years ago I read an article in Readers Digest about this and it was good to know others have experienced this same sensation.
So let me explain.
It's a state of euphoria which can happen when you're not fully conscious, rather a sort of dream-like state and yet your brain processes are working. I've had what I thought were the most wonderful ideas which gave me that state of well-being. I believed I was creating something so unusual and brilliant I would have to capture it on paper. Sometimes, groggy and not fully awake, I'd jot down these wonderful thoughts only to discover the next morning most of it was either gibberish or plain boring!
I asked my husband about this and he agreed it had happened to him, just the one time, with ideas of such a "persuasive and beautiful" sermon that he rose and wrote it out. The next morning he couldn't believe he'd written such meaningless words! And last night I had ideas of writing about a rather comedic situation about a woman based on Hyacinth in the TV series "Keeping up Appearances". I thought I could sell it as another episode...never mind the series were finished years ago!
As writers, I suppose our subconscious is always coming up with new twists on story lines etc. So we don't want to quash our little creative bursts because sometimes when we're probably in our "right minds" we can come up with great ideas. And many's the time I have the awareness of mistakes jump into my thought processes which I've fixed up in my manuscript the very next day.
I looked up about thirty pages on Google to find that particular Readers Digest article
on this subject without success, but enough said that it made me feel a
little more "normal" to realize others have experienced this rather
deceptive state. It's a nice feeling while it lasts, but alas, feelings come and feelings go! So back to the computer to slog and do things the hard way!
Author of Fire in the Rock and Signed Sealed Delivered, Rita Stella Galieh, like all writers, is rewriting, editing and working hard to get closer to genuine euphoria in guiding her other finished novels to the right publisher! Her weekly blog at http://inspirationalromance.blogspot.com features a very touching story.