Today I celebrate ideas.
For without them I would be a sad empty soul. That and a failure. No one wants to be a failure. So here I am, ecstatic that I have a brain that won't shut up. Sort of. Sometimes my brain just ups and disappears. Then it comes back with far too many ideas. But hey, that's not a horrible problem to have, right? Not for a writer, anyway.
As an author, I spend my time either thinking of ideas, trying to remember them, or writing them down. Then the fun starts when I attempt to develop them into something interesting. Sometimes ideas don't work out the way you want them to, or you rush one to get to the other, and end up with several unfinished projects. Speaking of, I have few projects staring at me, wondering where all the love went. Well, the love is right here, character people, right here. And I'm coming for you, so giddy up. Ahem, sorry. You know us writers, we've lost our minds. Sometimes we have to consult with the characters in our heads and talk things through. Anyway . . .
What I've found in my experience with ideas is that the crazier they are, the better. Ideas can be as nuts as you want them to be. That's what I love about them; they challenge you to practice your creativity. No matter how far fetched they might seem, your imagination can come up with unexpected ways to blow your own mind. In the mean time, what happens while we're trying to make our ideas work? Well, I'd say something like this is fairly accurate:
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