Friday, May 30, 2014

Ideas Are Nuts

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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28 comments:

  1. Love that pic! Ideas are great, we need them even though sometimes they drive us nuts - but in a good way right?

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  2. True! But sometimes...

    Regarding one of my story ideas, I'm not sure if people are going to think it's bizarre-brilliant or bizarre-sicko. xD

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  3. Gotta keep the CRAZY ideas flowing! It's so important to keep our writing crisp, fun, and alive!

    Have a great weekend SK!

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  4. I had an idea this morning: Check in to see what SK is up to - glad I did. Yep, we've all been there and are still suffering from bombardment in the middle of the night. But we wouldn't have it any other way. Now, if I could only remember that great plot from 2 AM.
    Stay happy and imaginative!

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  5. Ideas are great, in the sense they make a writer happy, but they should materialize into great books. Some great ideas take ages to develop into a decent story :(

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  6. Ideas can definitely be nuts, but that can definitely be exactly what is needed! Yay for crazy ideas, and perhaps some crazy authors, too, =)

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  7. I'll celebrate Ideas with you! They can drive you nuts sometimes when they invade your every waking hour but it's always something worth celebrating about! =D

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  8. The crazier the idea, the better! I totally agree! Ideas make me happy! Getting them to behave and look like they should on the page . . . well, it's a labor of love and sometimes love = work. Back at it!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and a great week ahead with crazy ideas and wild characters!

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  9. I have so many ideas battling it out in my brain right now. I wish I had time to work on them all!

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  10. "Sometimes my brain just ups and disappears." Do you have it attached to a little string so you can reel it back in?

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  11. Always a good thing to have more ideas than time to pursue them! :)

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  12. My brain does that disappearing thing sometimes, too. I don't enjoy that. But I do love the ideas it comes back with.

    Love the pic...you're so right about it being accurate.

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  13. I love your ideas! They've led me into some interesting situations for sure. I don't think I'd want it any other way.

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  14. It's great to have lots of exciting ideas! Sadly, I nix 99% of mine as not good enough, so my ideas have a short life expectancy! lol

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  15. Ideas are a good problem to have.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. I'm with Lexa, my ideas begin and then fizzle terribly. I love the pic's. I'm kinda between the girl laying on the couch, but always over my writing wrist is my cat, (annoying the heck out of me) and the 'dead' girl on the typewriter. Keep the idea's flowing, SK.

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  17. This is a great post! Ideas can change our lives, or even change the world. Crazy ideas are definitely better in my experience!

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  18. Ideas are the genesis of our art. Yeah that sounded pretty smart so I am going with it. Really liked this post.

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  19. I love this post. My mind is a jumble of hundreds of different ideas; notebooks, pads, apps, and scrap papers all with notes and ideas written on them. :/ If I don't get them out quickly, they are lost. You'd think that I'd remember the doozies, but even those crazy ideas I would tend to forget. Ah, well. I'm definitely the woman face down on the keyboard surrounded by clutter. :) Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Eva

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  20. I love nuts and crazy ideas LOL :)

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  21. If only we could relax on the couch and be productive :(

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  22. Where would we be without those lovely ideas? ESPECIALLY the crazy ones ;) Wonderful thing to celebrate!

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  23. Glad you have all kinds of ideas, Katherine! You'll figure out just what to do with them. It's lots easier that way than when you don't have any!
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

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  24. It's an interesting reflection, that those 'Where on earth did THAT come from???' thoughts often spark our most creative moments. You're absolutely right (or do I mean 'write'?) - challenging ourselves to take a goofy notion and make something of it is fun, nutty and satisfying! I hope your weekend was a good one!
    Diana at About Myself By Myself

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  25. I love finishing a novel and then comparing the original idea with the one that I end up with, because often things get changed and diverted so much that it doesn't look a thing like what I originally had in mind. Which is just the awesomeness that is the mind of a writer.

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  26. I love nuts - especially cashews, pecans, brazils, etc.
    Nutty + ideas = nutty ideas! Bring them on. Sounds scrumptious!

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  27. i love those "what others think" posters - they're so fun and usually accurate!
    ideas are always worth exploring, no matter how nutty! most people like to know that others have the same nutty ideas, so we are kinda obligated to write them down. ha!

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  28. Viêm xoang mũi có lây không?Bệnh viêm xoang không gây nguy hiểm đến tính mạng người bệnh, không đe dọa trực tiếp đến sức khỏe người mắc phải, tuy nhiên nếu bị mắc phải căn bệnh này,
    Gà ác tiềm thuốc bắc có tác dụng gì?Gà ác thuộc họ trĩ, có tên khoa học là Gallus gallus domesticus brisson, còn được gọi là ô cốt kê, ô kê... là loại gà cỡ nhỏ, được thuần hóa và nuôi dưỡng
    Cách nấu gà ác hầm hạt sen Gà ác hầm thuốc bắc bổ dưỡng thì ai cũng biết rồi. Hôm nay, chúng tôi chia sẻ tiếp đến các bạn một món ăn vô cùng bổ dưỡng đó là món gà ác hầm hạt sen.
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    Cách trị tàn nhang hiệu quả bằng lá trầu khôngĐiều trị nám da bằng lá trầu không chỉ có tác dụng với những vết nám nhẹ. Với các vết nám đậm, mật độ dày thì phương pháp này không phát huy tác dụng, không thể trị nám da tận gốc.

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