Mom has finished writing nine stories for her 12×12 challenge. She is ready to start something new. That’s always fun. Something new for a writer is exciting because they get to start with a clean page and have millions and millions of possibilities in front of them, just ripe for the picking (like when somebody spills a whole bag of popcorn in the field where I walk). One of those possibilities might be The Idea that leads to THE ONE.
For Mom THE ONE means the elusive Book #2. She will look at the list of ideas in her phone for a long time. She will probably mumble to herself for a while. When she starts typing, she will stall around, looking for just the right names for her characters. She’ll look in her phone at her list of names, and maybe look online at a name-your-baby website (or a name-your-puppy website if it’s a dog story – which I hope it is). From start to finish, she’ll mind write a lot, talk to herself a lot, type on the computer, and drink coffee (that’s my favorite part).
Yesterday, I did something new, too. If I were a writer, this might become my Favorite Idea for MY elusive Book #2.