The proper care and feeding of ideas

A light bulb moment occurs

 

I believe in the importance of ideas. In fact, I almost worship ideas because that’s what keeps me going when I find that the first draft of my novel is going nowhere or I am at the brink of giving up.

Sometimes I get ideas at the spur of the moment and sometimes it germinates in my head, sometimes for years, until it finally blooms into a finished product.

For instance, in one novel that I am working on I had the idea for it since 2006. It morphed into different forms until I had the “aha” moment and decided that this was the shape it was going to take.

Ideas are really important for writers for obvious reasons. Without a good idea many of the greatest novels wouldn’t have been written. I have a bad memory so I find it really helpful to jot down my ideas into a notepad or into my mobile phone since ideas often come to me in random moments.

To end this post, I would like to ask my readers a question. How are you feeding and caring for your ideas?

For next time, ta da

Chantal

 

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