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Saturday, November 17, 2012

New WIPs keep things exciting!

Taking Maggie (from MAGGIE RISING, my current Work in Progress) to the Butte County Jail last week got her rolling faster than ever. The ideas are flowing for the book I'm calling "not your typical reluctant psychic turned detective meets reluctant ghost turned witness story." I couldn't be happier with the progress.

Meanwhile Marcie Carmody is reappearing after some eleven years away in RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK and that book is practically writing itself. Then, a couple of nights ago, when the beginning of some uninvited virus was keeping me from sleeping well, I thought through the whole plot for a sequel to Marcie's book. Who knows? There could be a whole new Rainbow Rock series!

Occasionally when I've done presentations to writing classes or library groups, people have asked, "You're a writer? Where do you get your ideas?" It's a question that baffles all the writers I know.

We may wonder how someone knows to wear X color with Y (a combination that looks terrific, but we would never have thought of it) or how a person did that calculation so quickly in his head (many writers are number-challenged), but we have no trouble coming up with ideas. Maybe that's part of what makes us writers. The ideas are there. It's making the time to try to get to them all that poses a challenge.

Just now I'm trying to make more time to play with all my imaginary friends. It's the only way I know to quiet the demanding voices of characters who wish to become. Stay tuned to hear how it goes!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...I agree that sometimes the ideas just spring from out of nowhere....or from a virus!

    Glad you liked my sample today....thanks for visiting.


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