Ideas are brewing in my head, a few too many if you must ask. I need to get them down and mold them a little before I unleash the great purge. This is one of the hardest steps for me because I just want to go and damn all figure it out later.
I’ve learned in the past this is a surefire way to start strong, fade fast, and put it in the pile of started but never materialized ideas. What I do now is this:
- Get and idea. Mull it for a few days. Is there anything there? Even if I think no there isn’t I keep it in an idea list. It may show promise later when more of life has been lived.
- Write it out. This is the most informal, haphazard outlining you will ever see. But it says to me yes, I can keep this idea going. Even if I know there is a point where my idea runs out, if there is enough material before I can write toward that cliff where like magic, or Minecraft, the way presents itself.
- Go! My family loses me. I become a wraith of agitation and annoyance of life’s daily needs in my want to get it on paper.
I’m not sure I’m going to share these yet because I realized I don’t write like that. It’s a hot mess and my chapter’s are not finished, not even usually by the 3rd iteration. But what I will try to do is share parts that are written well that I know will stay.
Here we go, stay tuned.