I had a great idea for a blog post.
It’s somewhere in my morning pages but I’m too lazy to go look it up. Besides, I seem to remember that it would take a long time to actually write, and write well. That’s time I don’t really have today. So, I’m not sure where I’m going with this blog post.
Oh, I remember the topic idea. Yeah, you’ll get it next week so I actually have time to write it out. It’s sort of related to my bright shiny new idea that I got last week.
About ideas. See, for me, they’re really just these little seeds that can sometimes take on a life of their own. This new shiny idea I have was a dream I had the other night. Really only the concept of the dream can be used since the entire thing took place in my garage. Not exactly the most interesting setting for a full novel.
But I’m excited about this idea. I think I have project ADD and shiny-object syndrome. I love the development process of an idea. There’s this stage for me with an idea where nothing has been solidified and so anything could go. My brain works a thousand miles a second and there are always little nuances and things that pop into my head. For each project I have a binder filled with blank notepaper. I write down all the little inspirations and eventually make sense of them. They’ll cohere into a solid backstory and mythology for the book. It’s just going to take a while.
My plans while I research for bright, shiny new idea? Well, I’m going to keep reading for a while. And revising Oracles Promise. But I hope to have OP ready for betas in about two to three weeks. At which point I’ll go take a look at Lodestar again and start drafting it. And researching more for the new idea.
Did I say my new idea is going to take a lot of research? Because it is. But that’s okay because I have access to lots of resources for that research. Like an entire university library. But that’s beside the point.