How many ideas do you have to write about?

 

 

Do you ever take a break from writing or is it with you constantly? I ask for one simple reason. My friend Adrianne said that I am always looking at objects, people and so on for possible story ideas. The funny thing is I had not noticed I did that until she brought it up. I so do this.

One member of one of my writing group made this statement. “I only have this idea the book I am working on.” That floored me and honestly the whole group. I personally have a few notebooks with pages and pages of ideas, summaries or plot scenes for potential novels. If I stopped adding ideas to this book and finished each one I would have to live another 100-200 years. And yet I add more ideas. It’s insane that I do this.

With me being a photographer as well I am always looking for “the shot” to capture so between these two fields it’ not surprising that my brain goes into this mode.

Is this something you do? Or do you work on one project, finish it and move on to another? Do you work on more than one project at a time? I know I do. Do you have ideas for multiple genres or primarily the one you work in? It keeps the mind active and ongoing which helps as we get older.

Maybe I need to write one of those prompt books that we see and use my ideas for that. Maybe someone could work on the idea further then I have. Nay. I just need to live for a very long time. 🙂

Your book is done: Do you have a title for it?

 

Earlier this year I posted about how I didn’t have the title for a certain WIP of mine. How I wondered how writers come up with their titles and so on. Well now the time is really upon me. My editor just handed me the last edits for my manuscript which is the third installation for my Jasper series. At this point there is still no title for it and to be honest I have not given it much thought. While people get stressed over this I am more wanting to get the story out from my brain and onto the paper. But now it is time to come up with the name for it. I guess it is now my turn to stress.

I been thinking of having a contest with this in mind. Though how someone can title a manuscript that they haven’t read could be interesting. I could give a short synopsis of the book and people can draw from that. I hadn’t expected this series to well turn into a series. And at the moment I have ideas for a fourth and fifth. May this help me to find titles for them or if nothing else not take so long to title it.

I have to date never done a contest when it has come to my writing. There are so many options out there. You can do one on your social platform which I have seen on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads just to name a few. Whoever comes up with the title I choose could either win a free book from the list of books I have written or I can write them in an upcoming book. What do you all think? Could this work? Or do I need to buckle down and figure this out on my own?


Manners: Are they a thing of the past?

Remember when you were younger you were taught by your parents what to do and not to do? How you respected your elders, said thank you when someone did something nice to you and so on?

Lately I see people walking in front of me when I am in line for something, Someone will bump into me and either walk away or give me a look since I was in the way for them to bump into me. People will see you coming while they are in an elevator and smile as the doors close. People will drive into a parking lot and as they pass the section that is in front of the main doors, you know the strip that have lines going through it so the customers can cross safely, zip right on by.

It use to be the youngsters who I would expect this from but now lately it is more and more adults who are seen doing this. The rudeness and lack of manners just well our parents would never let us get away with this kind of behavior. Even at my age I still say,”Excuse me”,”Yes please”, “Yes sir” or “Yes,Ma’am” to my elders but I fear in a generation or two this will be lost or negated to a small percentage of the population

So when I see or hear a youngster say “Please” or “Excuse me” it helps a little to balance the others. When a youngster holds the door for me, especially the youngest ones who struggle to do it, it is nice to see it is not dead yet.