Surprise! A Better Idea Comes In

Posted on February 22nd, 2006 @ 20:44
Filed Under Planning, Writing | 9 Comments

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!

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9 Responses to “Surprise! A Better Idea Comes In”

  1. Lee Carlon on February 22nd, 2006 11:26 pm

    I love it when those all consuming ideas turn up. I think they are a big part of the reason I enjoy writing so much.

  2. Benjamin Solah on February 23rd, 2006 8:02 am

    It’s weird how inspiration hits. Sports clothes?! Maybe I shouldn’t be looking in the normal places for ideas, maybe I should play lawn bowls or something.

  3. Vandal on February 25th, 2006 5:24 am

    Glad you got some inspiration. At least you have time for that instead of old friends.

  4. fredcq on March 6th, 2006 1:57 pm

    Y – You must be very busy since you haven’t been updating too often. I hope that you are mired in writing your novels and getting a lot done!

  5. Vandal on March 9th, 2006 5:00 pm

    I apologize for the last part of my statement Kery. I know you are busy, and I really am glad to see you doing well.

  6. sycamore on April 11th, 2006 12:19 pm

    Nice and Impressive blog.

  7. Benjamin Solah on April 19th, 2006 5:26 am

    Hey Y, we haven’t heard from you in a while. How have you been?

  8. Karen Lee Field on April 24th, 2006 11:18 am

    Yes, we miss you. I hope everything is alright.

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