Back in 06 when I rediscovered my love of novel writing, I wondered how on earth I would come up with a new novel idea. At the time I was halfway through writing my first novel since high school and it seemed to me like I would never be able to think of anything else worth writing about.
Of course, happily, I was entirely wrong.
The beautiful thing for me, and I’m sure for many other writers, is that the more you write, the more ideas you get. As long as you’re working away at your writing – thinking about it, talking about it, enjoying it – the ideas just keep on coming. To the point where you actually have to give serious consideration as to what the next project will be because there are always several to choose from.
It’s a wonderful thing to have an abundance of ideas sitting there at your disposal, a wonderful thing to have little events over the course of your day spark your creativity. Over the last few weeks I’ve been having a lot of ideas, all of which I’m jotting down or letting stew away in the back of my brain while I work on TCM.
Things that have sparked these ideas? Swine flu, dreams, the weather, a question Chibi asked me, a splinter of unknown material found in Lauren’s foot, a loose thread on an item of clothing….
Where are your ideas coming from lately?