Monday, April 11, 2011
I is for Ideas
So here’s the dealz, peeps – I have, like, a serious problem. No, really serious. It’s related to Ideas for stories.
And how I have too many of them.
Now, I know what you’re thinking—TOO MANY IDEAS?! I know, I know—it’s a GOOD problem to have. And they’re not just ideas – some are premises, but others are full-blown out plots, running like a movie in my head—characters included. I’m trying to finish up a story and have three dying to be written. Three more wait in the wings, and that’s not counting a sequel and a triquel to one, and then four others floating around in my head with sketchy premises.
Which leads me to my next “I” problem—Impatience. Yep—gotta big problem with that too. Like, I want to write all of them RIGHT NOW.
And if you’re a writer, you know how Important it is to be patient. In every aspect of the craft. Not only in finishing your story, but then allowing yourself distance from it, time for revisions, second revisions, fiftieth revisions. And if and when you do hook an agent, it could be months before you’re ready to go out on submissions, and then possibly more months before you get a publisher. And then a typical eighteen months to two years until your book hits the shelves.
Um, yeah—definitely a need for patience.
I don’t know about you—but I’m willing to wait. I just gotta tame the almighty Impatient bug. And take things one day, one story at a time.
How about YOU? Any I-problems you’re facing today?