“I think I’ve had an apostrophe.”
“I think you mean ‘epiphany’.”
“Lightning has just struck my brain.”
“Oh, that must hurt.”
~Capt. Hook and Mr. Smee (“Hook”)
So as I was driving to my sister’s house yesterday and talking to my friend about writing and blogging I had a great idea. Really great. ‘I hope someone doesn’t steal it’ great. I have a new idea for a book, and this one is gonna be a doozy. I can’t help it – I’m excited!
Well, was excited. As I started to dig into some of my source material, my excitemenet cooled and that big helium balloon of happy started to sink a bit. What I need/have to work with is daunting and antiquated and little overdone (in my opinion). But then –
everything got all bright and sunny and that little rubber beacon of hope started to fly high once again. And then more ideas started to erupt from my pores – early, very early ideas – seeping through the cracks of my subconscious. They are written down now, not to be forgotten. I will address them all at some point. But right now I’ve got to start with the first. But I can’t tell you what it is yet, this brilliant idea of mine. I’m sorry, I love you all dearly, but I – juss cahn’t doit, Cap-ten. I doon’t hahve th’ powerrr. Okay, so of course I have the power – I’ve got the power! By the power of Grayskull – I have the POWWW-WERRRR! (btw, I think Hollywood would be remiss – and just plain idiots not to use Channing Tatum as Heman) (Channing Tatum is so hottt…mmm… ahem. where was i? oh yeah…) But I’m choosing to use it for good rather than evil. (Thundercats! HO-OOOOOOOH!) (sorry, apparently i just channelled some long-lost saturday morning from my youth)
So not only am I dealing with a new idea that’s burning a hole in my fingertips, but I’ve still got my current wip to get finished.
“Egads, woman! What are you thinking?”
Pretty much that I like to torture myself. A lot. Never fear, though. I promise to drag you all along with me.