Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Idea Phase of Writing by Syndi Powell
I couldn't resist adding the picture of my cover here. Isn't he the cutest????
I've been working on some ideas for new stories now that the edits are finally finished on my book. But the process hasn't been easy. There's so many ideas, but so little time. I start one then think of another and that's followed by a third that might be even better than the other two. How do you decide on just one to develop? It's like trying to decide which child to send to college while the others learn a trade.
But the idea stage is often the most fun. There's the most possibility at this stage. You have a man and a woman. They each want something. Then there's conflict that keeps them apart. But the path they follow can vary depending on how you develop the idea. There's so many forks in the road. A lot like our own life's journey. One choice leads to another to another and so on... But if we could go back and change one thing, it would lead to a different path. A different story.
So I'm enjoying this phase but need to leave it soon and start the actual BICHOK (behind in chair, hands on keyboard) writing phase.
What phase are you all in right now?
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