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.