Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ideas come from Strange Places

Just a short post today. I've been racking my brain all week to think of a suitable post to follow "Finding a Father and other Fluff" but I just couldn't. Just an update on that situation then and a little extra something else.

Wow, it's been a big week and long lost family members are coming out of the woodwork. They are Mexican so you can rest assured it is a big family! *coughstereotypecough* Well, if the shoe fits... Anyway, it's been really fun getting all their messages and friend requests on facebook. I'm just having trouble keeping them all straight. I guess that if that is the worst of the problems I have I must be doing pretty darn good.

On to the Ideas

I think I might finally have an idea for a book! It came to me in a dream the other morning (no it wasn't about vampires) and I had the feeling that I had the dream before. So I have to do a little research and find out about the timelines and geography and other things I'm not going to tell you all about just yet. I also am not sure about character motivations and all those technicalities. I'm hopeful that that stuff will come to me later.

I also had another idea for a book last night right before I got to sleep, but I'm not sure it's that original. So that one is up in the air right now. At least there is a clear character in this one. I just don't know if that character is likable enough. We will see.

All in all I think my week has been pretty great for book ideas and bad for blog ideas. It's also been a great week for family. Happy Father's day everyone.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

How exciting to find long lost relatives,
I hope your idea of a book takes off.Good luck with that.

Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Such an exciting time for you! Good luck with the book, and don't worry about the blog, you've got me glued ;)

Watery Tart said...

Marjorie--the extra family!? What a fabulous bonus! Are these half siblings, aunts, uncles? Maybe an abuela!? I just think this is wonderful!

On those ideas--write EVERYTHING down. Not everyone is this way, but I find things need to stew a little before I am ready to write, and ACTUALLY, it is usually two or three ideas that finally come together before I start flying with the book.

arlee bird said...

Dreams have always been a great source of inspiration for me. I used to keep a dream journal and still write down my dreams sometimes if they have really impacted me.

Tossing It Out

Marjorie said...

@ Yvonne- It is quite an adventure to find a whole set of people that will accept you as one of them without question.

@ Eve- I'm glad I've got a loyal reader in you! Makes me feel great.

@ Tami- Well there are lots of aunts and uncles that I haven't spoken to but it's the cousins that are really showing themselves. I'm sorry to say that both the abuelo and abuela are gone. :-(

The ideas are probably going to go into the computer and then I'll get started on the research for the first one. I'm still not sure how it will work, but I'm thinking about what perspective I could use because I know my main character is male. I'm not sure I could pull off first person male. Any opinions?

@ Lee- I did have a notebook by my bed but it got moved. I'm so fortunate I remembered this one.