There I was. At 3:00 AM, sleeping like a baby. I woke up. A brand new character was bouncing around in my head, begging me to write her down. I was so tired. SO tired, so I did the unthinkable. I went back to sleep.
Have you ever had that happen? Gotten a new shiny idea in the middle of the night, and before you wrote it down you just rolled over and went back to sleep? I have. It's a good thing I remembered it this morning. I'm lucky. Sometimes I forget and don't write my ideas down and can't remember for the life of my what it was.
Where do you get your ideas from? Honestly, I've thought about this question when people ask me, and usually I have the stupidest answers.
In the middle of the night.
Waiting to pick up my son in front of his school.
In the shower.
I've gotten my ideas all over the place. Sometimes a news story gets my attention. Sometimes a conversation. I have one WIP that I haven't written yet, but have an outline for, and I got that idea from a significant event in history. One that I know hasn't been written about yet. I'm scared of that project because it's way outside of what I write. I write YA fantasy/paranormal. This WIP will be YA historical. That's why I'm putting it off for a while. It's so intimidating! But, I'm in love with the idea, and when the time it right I'll write it.
How do you choose what to work on? Have you ever had an idea that freaked you out, since it wasn't in your usual genre?
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