The Ideas…The IDEAS!!!

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Eight years ago, we were driving to the Grand Canyon through New Mexico and the dh said, “I wonder what’s down that road.” An image came to my head, a rundown house, a corral, a man who worked as a vet and took care of his alcoholic brother and delayed sister. I knew his story was that his father had killed his mother and was coming home from prison.
I just didn’t know who the heroine was. I thought maybe she was a lawyer hired when the father was accused of killing again, but I thought a romantic suspense would be too complex.
Last night I think I figured out who she would be, a social worker who threatens the hero’s view that he can take care of everything by himself.
Only this story has to wait. I have my cruise ship story to write next, two books I want to rework for HAR, and a post-apocalyptic story. That’s not even thinking about the hostage negotiator story or the RS series I want to write or the three historicals I have in mind. And I write every day. I need a clone.
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  1. MicheleKS
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 08:00:22

    Oh I know what you mean about the ideas. They never stop coming. Even in the midst of trying to finish my current WIP I'm already thinking about what I should work on next- the paranormal I did for NaNoWriMo or one of my contemporary ideas. I'm kind of avoiding watching any movies or listening to any new music so a new idea doesn't trigger.

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  2. MaryC
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 14:14:14

    Scary thing is, I remember so clearly when you took that trip and got that idea!!!!I'm with you and Michele on the flow of ideas. I'm drowning in them. I'm not complaining – not by any means – but it's so hard to resist the shiny new ideas when you're bogged down in the reality of the WIP.Congrats on finding your heroine.

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  3. marybethlee
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 19:58:39

    wow! That sounds like a great book. It's much better to have too many ideas than no ideas!

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