When I decided to embark on the journey of writing and publishing, I had one idea for a book and it was Heart of Clay.
As I was writing it, the idea for another book keep flitting through my head, then another.
I decided I better write those ideas down before I lost them.
I created a simple file where I save all my ideas. Whenever and wherever one comes to me, I scribble down as much detail as possible. I might have a plot, a character, a generic idea, a name for a book – whatever it is, I make detailed notes and save them.
Some of the ideas I’ve already turned into books. Others are waiting in the wings to be brought to life. A few I’ll probably never do anything with, but you never know.
People often ask me if I don’t run out of ideas.
My over-active imagination runs of overdrive the majority of the time, providing me with more ideas than I’ll ever be able to use.
There have been a few times I’ve had ideas and failed to write them down, thinking I’d remember them later. But for the life of me, I couldn’t remember any details.
So my sage advice for the day is to write down your brilliant ideas for a book. Type notes on your phone, scribble on the back of a receipt – whatever you need to do to retain those story ideas.
You’ll be glad down the road that you did.