Thursday, 5 May 2011

Drowning in ideas

I've seen many other people talk about this - when they're working on one particular project, they're suddenly assaulted from every angle by new shiny sparkly ideas. I guess I'm feeling inspired, which is hardly news - I've felt that way most of last year, and this year too. I can credit my CP group, ElitistCritiques, for a large part of that. We started Chrysalis, but even before that we were hyperactively stoked about last year's NaNoWriMo, and we're already thinking about this year's too! Those ladies, namely Jenn and Winter, are completely inspirational with how many projects they're working on at any given time. Maybe their crazy busyness rubbed off on me? Hehe. my last Goals update I mentioned those two NaNo ideas I have, and last night I started a third bit of writing. Then there's this, from Hart Johnson at Confessions of a Watery Tart. I already know what I'm going to work on for this, and it's none of the above ideas. It's not a new idea, but it's one I've wanted to get back to working on for yeeeears.

In short, the ideas are flowing, and I leave you with this, one of my drawings, just because!


  1. I just want to finish a second draft of something, but I have a few new ideas too, and they just keep coming! I think I may have to participate in BuNoWriMo. I love the drawing, by the way! :)

  2. I'm trying to still work on my current project - revising SUNDOWN - and I am! But the other ideas are pestering me. :P

    It would be cool if you participated in BuNo as well! WOO! :)

  3. YAY for shiny ideas (as long as they keep out of the way-ha)!!! And what a lovely drawing!

  4. I'm also swamped with amazing new ideas. My only regret is not having enough hours in the day to write them all down! Great drawing too, I wish I had artistic skills!

  5. It gets so ovewhelming when too many ideas come at you.
    I really, really love your drawing. You have a gift!

  6. Wow. That drawing is amazing. I love your artwork.

  7. YAY for being stormed by ideas! And I'm so glad you are doing BuNoWriMi! Thank you for the shout-out, too!

  8. I love the drawing, and your new blog background, AND the fact that you're swamped with new shiny ideas. :)

  9. I can only work on one project at a time - that's all my poor little brain can handle. :)

  10. That's a lovely sketch. You're good.

    Sorry about your rejection, but hopefully you had some good feedback to work with. At least you tried.

    With all those shiny new ideas, perhaps you'd like to submit one to the anthology An Honest Lie. The deadline is 5/15. Check out my blog for the details.


  11. That's a great drawing - I'm already interested in what's happening with her.
    Ooh, I counted my shiny new ideas this morning. Ten of them. Must... ignore...

  12. @Christina - yep, they MUST stay out of the least after I've written down a few notes about 'em ;)

    @Cheyanne - I really think they should make each day a few hours longer, don't you?

    @Lydia - thanks, I can draw women at least... lol

    @Michael - thank you!

    @Hart, no worries - can't wait to get cracking in June!!

    @Akoss - thank you! The background is one of my favourites that I ever did...made use of ink, pen, fabric paint and glitter (and glue for the glitter of course :D). oh, and I think there's some Aquarell pencil and/or acrylic paint in there too. The very definition of mixed media!

    @Susan - that would be a lot more convenient for me... lol. MY poor little brain won't let me focus like that though ;)

    @Donna - thank you! And as for "An Honest Lie", I've thought about it before...but I honestly (no pun intended) don't know if I have any stories that fit the theme.

    @Deniz - thanks! :) And wow, 10 ideas?!?! Now the trick is deciding which one to work on! Unless, like me, you're busy with an old idea instead :P

  13. I love it when ideas come flooding in. It doesn't matter if I'm in the thick of some other project. I jot them down for later. It's a great feeling.
    I love the drawing.

  14. I love it when that happens - I think most writers must do. When I was writing my first novel I had ideas for my second and third. I decided to email them to myself so I wouldn't get distracted. That way I could come back to them later.

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  16. @Lynda - thanks! And yeah, it's fabulous to be inspired!!

    @D.U. - that's a good idea indeed. Often while I'm at work I will email myself a thought I've just had for revisions, or for a next part in a story.

    @Ebendy - hi, thanks for stopping by again!

  17. It's a great feeling, when there's a flow of ideas--but I find it can be frustrating when I'm trying to work on something else! LOL.

    I love the drawing!

  18. I love shiny ideas ... I just wish I could write and revise FASTER to get to the new shiny ideas.

  19. ...happens to me all the time. It's a wonderful curse, is it not? ;)


  20. @Golden Eagle - thanks! and yeah, it can be frustrating but it's good to have something to look forward to :D

    @Margo - totally agreed!

    @Elliot - too true - it's both wonderful and argh-ful. lol


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