Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ideas and Writing

I have what I think is a fabulous idea for a new book. Actually, it's going to be a series. The idea came to me, as most ideas do, when I wasn't looking for it. It was actually a combination of a couple of things that happened in a short span of time and they developed into an actual idea in my mind. (Don't ask--I'm superstitious and don't talk about my ideas until they become actual books.)

I was too busy to give it much time or thought when it occurred to me several months ago. I did make a first attempt at starting this new project a while ago, but didn't like the beginning. After weeks of pondering, I think I figured out what the problem was.

Now, I'm starting again. I'm hoping to salvage most of what I've already written, but the beginning will be new. I'm hoping it comes together this time. If not, I'll put it aside and let it perk. It's one of those ideas that I don't want to waste and I don't want to screw up by pushing too hard and fast. I'm going to take the rest of the year to work on it and see what happens.

It's not a book for any particular publisher. I want to just let this idea expand and become the book it needs to be. After that, I'll worry about finding a publisher for it.

In January, no matter what happens, it's back to regular scheduled writing. After all, ideas are fine, but folks got bills to pay. :-)

Have a great weekend!


charleneteglia said...

NJ, good luck with your new idea! Very wise to let it cook some more if it isn't ready yet. Sometimes they need to simmer.

Anny Cook said...

Isn't that wonderful when you get an idea that niggles at you, waiting to be something? Best wishes with it!

N.J.Walters said...

Thank you, ladies. Keep your fingers crossed for me. :-)