I'm slowly working my way through the assigned reading for my MA program. I find it lovely that genre fiction is assigned reading. Even more interesting that I am reading thrillers...meanwhile a vastly different story idea peculates through my brain. (Something far different than anything I've ever written is bouncing around in my head.) Some people can read and watch TV at the same time. My father is a master at that. That's what it's like to have your brain creating one story while you read another. It can be distracting, but is thoroughly enjoyable.
There are times, though, when I worry that I am slipping into a bit of madness... especially when I yen for a huge white board so I can write my thoughts out on my wall. Hmmm- Writing on walls...Isn't that something crazy people do? Perhaps it's merely a sign of a beautiful mind. Cheers~