So after going back to New Jersey for a funeral, and still not getting any time alone to write, I returned to Virginia. Missing my favorite crazy uncle, and wondering if there is something wrong with me because I can’t seem to get anything onto paper. I mean, I started the sequel to my first novel, and the timeline was to have it completed by March. Well lets just say that it won’t happen. Heck, it hasn’t happened. So, I decided to give the sequel a rest and let my mind move on to other things. I tried working on projects that had been sitting for a while, but all to no avail. I think I read more of my own work in the past few weeks than I care to admit. I would have rather been writing.
But then… it hits me. Like a bright light, this wonderful idea for a story comes to my head. But I don’t begin writting it right away. I wasn’t sure if it was going to “stick”. I had to make sure that it was something that was going to be around for a while. (Yeah, like that sequel!!) It actually came to me while I was in the bathroom. Hmm… come to think of it, a lot of my ideas come to me in the bathroom. I digress. So as I was thinking of this wonderful idea for a story, it began to play out like I was watching it on television. You know one of those Lifetime movies. 🙂 The idea stuck. All day long, I thought about it, and I couldn’t get it out of my brain. Then, for two nights straight, I had dreams about this story. Characters and all. I even know who would play the leading man… (should it ever make it to Lifetime)
But I still cannot begin writing. Not yet. I can ususally figure out how the story will end by the end of the week that I start thinking of the story. I’m really close to a beautiful happily ever after. Alas, I think my drought may be over. I think I need to watch a few Lifetime movies. I wanna be sure that no one has already taken this wonderful idea and ran with it. 🙂
Wish me luck…
Until next time….