There is no better feeling in the world of writing than that of a new creation sparked to life. Well, other than maybe getting that new creation published down the road....but still...great feeling, right? Somehow, Shiny New Ideas (SNI) always hit me when I'm almost asleep. And really, it kind of pisses me off....because my subconscious is a waaaay better writer than I am. Does this happen to anyone else? My subconscious will literally be narrating the story for me with the perfect words, while my mind is playing back the image. If I wake up all the way, it's gone, that inner-genius-writer living inside my head, and I can never get the words down exactly as good as they came to me. But anyway! The point is, I have a SNI!!! And I can't wait to sink my fingers into it. I have to ask, to all those writers out there, what's the first thing you do when you're hit with an SNI? Think on it more? Let it stew for a while? Plot it out, begin character development? Or just start writing? Or, like me, a bit of all three?
In other news, I haven't forgotten about my SEKRETS. Thing is, what I was hoping to announce got pushed back....sooo....I'm still keeping them a secret until I'm for sure ready to reveal them. It has nothing to do with me growing a human, though, no worries. Someone thought maybe I was having twins, heehee!
And speaking of which, anyone out there who has a boy want to answer this question for me: WHY IS IT SO HARD TO NAME THEM? Never has it taken me (us) this long to name our baby. I'm just now entering the third trimester and we've finally boiled it down to a top 3, after I posted on facebook (because yes, I'm one of THOSE people) wanting ideas and suggestions from people to help us name this kid! Ready for the list of semifinalists?
And now, I should really try to catch some sleep before he starts doing somersaults in there, keeping me awake. Have a great week, Happy April Fools Day, and SHINE ON!