Have a New Idea? Don’t Start Writing (Yet)

Oh yes, I love this one! My NaNoWriMo novel called Hidden Gems was like that. it all started with a dream and then the spark turned into a flame over time. I wrote down plot ideas for it a little along, until I started writing it on October 31.
Sometimes blog posts are like that for me. Stay tuned for today’s blog post where I reveal an aha moment I had a few weeks ago. I let the post grow cold, because I didn’t have time to work on it. I also wanted to see if the idea came to me again, or should I just let it go. However, the idea came to me twice. I love it when my brain is on fire and an idea won’t let me go! Thanks for sharing this tip.

Meg Dowell Writes

This is going to sound bad. But a few weeks ago, I spent an entire church service thinking about an idea I had for a new writing project.

The idea had found me the night before, and I had somehow miraculously managed to fall asleep despite the sudden rush of inspiration (I like to call it Brain Rush, also the name of my writing podcast that hasn’t published a new episode in two years YAY!).

When I woke up that morning, it was all I could think about. But I didn’t have time to sit down and work on it before rushing off to do all the Sunday morning things. Yet as I walked my dog, showered, and did my best to pay attention in church (I promise, I really tried), the idea just kept unfolding and expanding in my head.

I was so … excited to go home and…

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