Happy Friday Everyone!! I was sitting in my living room, admiring my half-decorated tree when I thought
“What I really need is HGTV to get in here and finish this.” “Hey, I think it’s time for another As the Eraser Burns weekly feature!”
From Light Bulb to Keyboard
Michelle, you’ve just been inspired with a fantastic, breathtaking idea for a novel. What’s your next step?
Write it down! On a napkin, paper lunch bag, I email it to myself, or start a new document quick! Anything not to lose it. I have lost many, many ideas thinking it was so great I couldn’t possibly forget. Gah! If I’m lucky enough to have time, I type out as much as I can. What characters look like. The main conflict. Pieces of conversation. The setting. Why I think it’s good. Anything. That way, if I have to put it aside (which, inevitably I have to) I can look back and know that I’ve captured what might be the start of something fun. I love to look at my computer folders of ideas. In my darker moments, it helps me remember that I am, indeed, creative.
Write it down, folks. Write it down.
Have a joyful weekend!!