Friday, 7 March 2008

This Writing Life....: Too Damn Cool...

In keeping with my habit of getting his with ideas and running with them willy nilly, I got hit with an idea and I'm running with it.

The other day I was pondering various fantasy concepts while listening to a podcast about one of my other interests which is history.

Then it hit me like a brick.

An image came to me that elicited that reaction I crave when I look for an idea: "That's too damn cool!"

So now I'm running with it.

I'm being deliberately vague about the nature of this idea, because I want you folks to read it when I sell it, because hopefully, some editor will read it and think: "That's too damn cool" as well.

I should have a first draft done in a day or two, and then comes reviewing, editing, submitting it to editors, and the inevitable stress that comes with it.

Wish me luck.


  1. "I thought of this really cool thing!"
    "I can't tell you but its super cool awesome!"
    "You're gonna so love it!"

    Harumph! Its bad pool my boy.

  2. It's a rare moment when I get giddy and excited about a story idea. Plus, I have to maintain an element of mystery to keep folks coming back.