Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The truth about me and ideas:

Sometimes I have a great idea.

But sometimes instead of writing it down in a story, I hoard the idea instead. It's like I'm afraid that if I use that idea, I'll never get another idea even half as good, so I have to save it for something special.

I didn't even realize I did this until a few years ago. And you know what?

It's not true. Not even remotely true.

I've discovered that when I use those great ideas, I get more of them.

Also, they turn into books! Yay for finished books!

Why do I have so little faith in myself sometimes?

Am I the only person that gets afraid they won't have any more good ideas?

Other Announcements:

I am hard at work on several projects, including a steampunk novelette/novella/something short. It has detectives. And airships. And mysteries.

AIRSHIPS, people!!!!

I'm wild about them.

I am also brainstorming for cover art for a previously-written book that I'm thinking about putting up on Amazon (also steampunk, well, sort of). I'm pretty excited about it. More information on these and other projects coming soon!


  1. Your ability to physically hold abstract concepts is impressive!

    Heh, how many books will you have to finish before you stop worrying about this?

  2. Weathered: Probably a million. So I'd better get to work, huh???

  3. Don't hold the ideas in - or someone else will write them and you will be sad. believe me, I know :-)

  4. heeheehee! i used to idea horde as well!

    man alive, i swear i need to save your illustrated posts for bad days! they make me smile and smile and smile. i don't think it's even possible to read one of them and feel crabby! :)

  5. er... that L is supposed to be a colon. :-/

  6. Haha I totally did that too with the hoarding. I wanted to save my best ideas until I get better at writing. But then I'd pick a different idea and I will start to love it as I develop it and want to save that one for later, too. Eventually I figured I will probably love all my ideas and I should just try to write them. :P

  7. Hehehe! I totally do that too until all my ideas come exploding out in one very confusing, very abstract book. :P

    By the way, yay for airships! Are they like sail ships that can float on air or are they hover crafts? I must know!!! :D

  8. I wish I got more ideas. For some reason I can't psychologically allow more ideas to enter my mind until I'm done with the one I'm working on.


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