So... interesting thing happened to me this morning. Woke up to the first alarm, hit the bathroom, slapped snooze for 20 minutes, then slid back in to bed and cuddled up to my snoring wife. That's not interesting, that happens every morning.
And, as happens... often, my mind, half awake, half asleep, starts wandering story in building mode. And I started mentally plotting and outlining a story that I had been working on. I realized, half asleep, that I had NO idea where teh story was going beyond a vague direction, which was weird because thats usually the first thing I plot. I also realized that I needed at least two groups of four minor characters for some upcoming events. So i started building some people in that, almost a dream, abstract kind of way. I start building some events into place, making a timeline of events, some rules for some fighting that I know is going to happen. Then the alarm goes off again, and I wake up the rest of the way. Go to start writing down some of the thoughts floating in my head, so I dont lose them, and stop dead.
Wait... thats... thats not MY story.
I spent 20 half awake minutes this morning, creating two teams of Garzoni for other Studio Masters in the Maddiroses' Twisted Cogs serial, and had plotted out several studio fights. I have to admit, I've had self insert dreams before where I've put myself or new cahracters into an existing world and events, but I've never CONTINUED a work mentally like that. Especially in that mindset. Anyone else ever start writing something and realize you were writing someone elses story by accident?