I admit it. I’m a cheater; I sometimes ignore my current work in progress to play with a shiny new idea. I usually don’t play for long, because once I’m committed to a work I pretty much stick with it ‘til the end. But I can’t ignore new ideas. It’s not like I’m going to remember them after all. I HAVE to write them down.
That’s what happened to me yesterday. I had three shiny new ideas. Two of them had to do with sequels to Almost Paradise – mainly the when of it. Book three I decided would take place in 1776, and I narrowed book two down to 1821-30, when Greece fought for her independence. I’ve been wanting to explore the Greek Islands and this would be such a perfect excuse, don’t you think?
As for shiny idea #3, my son said this word while we were out doing errands and my brain immediately twisted it. He said the word 'ripper.' Here's what I got:
1. What are they? Something unpleasant, something that does bad things.
2. Where did they come from?
3. Who is going to stand against them?
4. How will they be defeated?
5. When does this tale take place?
Will I ever write that story? I don't know. But I had to make a file for it - just a tiny one. Today however, it's back to revisions on Grimoire.
Are you a cheater? Care to confess who you cheated on and with whom?