While the saying goes “Misfortunes never come singly”, the same thing luckily applies to other things as well. When coming up with ideas for various different things – being ways to crunch a coding problem, how to make sense of a plot line or something entirely different, it happens that once I get an idea, they just start rolling.
I wonder how that works though. My best theory is that the subconsciousness builds up energy (I was close to writing “regenerating mana”, but that would be a tad to geeky – right?), and when an idea suddenly pops up, the brain goes all haywire and spends the stockpiled energy on making the ideas good, and tossing out more.
However – it’s just an idea.