My brain has been on this creative over-drive lately, which you think would be good for writing books. But the thing is I have too many ideas to focus just on the one that needs to get done. But I know myself and I know that if I try to do multiple projects like i have in the past, it’s not going to work. I won’t get any of them done.
I know that I need to finish the second episode of the Section Five serial, because I’m already past the point where I need that to be done. But I have all these ideas knocking on the door for attention and my brain is just going nuts trying to sift through and organize it all.
I’m just about done with the first episode’s edits, and I’m formatting it later today (well, today for me, but probably later for you, since I’m scheduling out the post). So now, that book is going into business mode. Which means, blurb writing, cover designing, and formatting to get ready for publication. I’m kind of excited to have it done, but also, it seems that my brain doesn’t want to switch to business mode for that book yet.
I suppose the cover design and blurb writing are another creative part of the process, but I’ve always seen those as business tasks. I can’t sell that book without either of those components. I’m having a lot of trouble with this first cover, because it’s going to be a template for the rest of the serial covers, kind of. There will be some similarities for all the covers, so that it’s obvious they all fit together. I guess I can always change the cover, but I really like getting it right the first time.
Anyway, here’s the thing. Creativity breeds creativity. That’s why writers have more ideas than we can every get around to writing. That’s why it’s hard to answer “where do you get your ideas?” because we don’t really know. It comes from everywhere and anything, and sometimes, it’s in the middle of a book that’s got a serious deadline. The more you write, the more you think and create, the more ideas you’ll have. And eventually, you might actually learn to determine if these ideas are viable, and how to develop them into something you can actually write.
I’m still working on determining which ideas are viable. I just want to write them all.
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