It’s not the first time I experience this, and everytime it’s like a new revelation: at some points when I’m planning a story (or rather, building its background), I come up at the weirdest moments with an idea that leaves me all excited, as well as wondering why the heck I hadn’t thought of it sooner.
Today, I was gifted with one of these. When looking at sports articles, no less. Go figure what triggers my imagination, because fitness pants aren’t exactly what I’d think of first. After this, all I could do was drive back home in haste and write the idea down before it flew away. I was lucky, it stuck, and it stuck even very well. Later on, I worked it into my story arc, replacing a certain plot that all of a sudden didn’t seem as strong as I had thought.
What’s amazing is how, this time, it unveiled an ocean of other possibilities for me, including a plan and plot for a possible “prequel novel” (I can’t call it otherwise). Not only does it strengthen the plot that goes across three volumes, but it even gives me more than that. I need to treasure this precise idea now.
And perhaps I need to go buy sports clothes more often, if they work that well in making my mind race!