wine on the keyboard

Does this happen to you?

by Kay~Kacey on 10/12/2005

So I’ve been struggling and struggling with my proposal. I can’t get anything right in it. Truthfully? It sucks. :mad2: So yesterday I decide to take a :bath: and wallow in self pity…So I was leafing through magazines and BAM a great idea came to me. Different. Twisty. So I think, cool. Maybe my muse hasn’t deserted me. Then BAM, another idea. Okay, I was almost spooked then. Then a THIRD idea came. By then I was truly freaked and got out of the tub 😯 So as I was getting dressed and picking up my room, a FOURTH idea burst into my head.

What was that all about?? :wtf: I usually have to think and think and wallow in a story. But here were 4 good marketable ideas in like 30 minutes. (okay, an hour…I took a very long bath). So I hurried downstairs and wrote out all the details I know for all 4 stories. :typing: I’m going to start working on one of them today. Maybe my muse was trying to show me I was forcing a story (the old proposal) I didn’t love just because it would fit the line I was targetting???

Do you ever give up on something after hammering on it for a month because your heart just isn’t into the story? I’m really excited about my new ideas and will pick one of them to write on. I usually don’t let myself quit on something I’ve started, but I’ve come to the realization that my proposal just wasn’t working, and that’s why I was having so much trouble with it.

I wonder what my muse looks like? Maybe a little sprite that sits on my shoulder, dressed in a red tinkerbellish outfit nagging me, pushing me, taunting me…and sometimes hiding from me…

Kelly C. October 12, 2005 at 10:53 am

Congrats, Kacey! Wow, I never get hit with multiple ideas. Yeah, if my heart is not in a story, it clogs the creativity. Good luck with those ideas!

Emma S October 12, 2005 at 12:44 pm

My muse likes the bathtub, too! :bath:

Congrats on the 4(!!) ideas!!! And good for you on giving up. It’s SO hard to do it (and even know when it’s time).

LauraP October 12, 2005 at 2:28 pm

Yes! Things are looking up already!

Melissa October 12, 2005 at 4:10 pm

That is great news, Kacey! I love it when ideas hit you like that. Makes it worth all the angst we go through. :mad2:

Amy K October 12, 2005 at 4:35 pm

*green with envy*

I’ve had that totally-unexcited-by-a-story thing happen, but I couldn’t bring myself to set it aside. Instead, I shook it up and changed about 65% of what I had. I like it MUCH better now. It was painful, but I also think abandoning an idea is painful. Like you, ideas are hard to come by in my head.

Congrats on your four!!!

Le Ellis October 12, 2005 at 4:44 pm

Congrats on the ideas! Love it when that happens. My muse likes it when I drive the car long distances. Makes it hard to write down the ideas though.

Suzanne October 12, 2005 at 4:50 pm

That’s great! Yay!

Rene October 12, 2005 at 5:55 pm

Yes, that happens to me all the time, usually when I have announced to the world I am no longer a writer.

Glad it happened to you. Can you send some vibes my way?

Danica October 12, 2005 at 6:06 pm

Congrats on the new ideas!

As for giving up on ideas… I have um, files upon files of them…

Gina October 12, 2005 at 6:29 pm

I always seem to get my best ideas in the shower too.

Michelle October 13, 2005 at 6:13 am

WTG on the multiple ideas! You rock! Now go write one. 🙂 :beer:

Steph T. October 13, 2005 at 9:43 am

Excellent news on the new ideas!

I always try and have a few going on, that way I don’t get stuck. I don’t feel bad abandoning them because I do always end up going back to them at some point. Maybe your other proposal, the one you were struggling with, just wasn’t cooked enough yet.:wink:

Tori October 13, 2005 at 12:38 pm

I love it when the bathtub/shower does its thing in the writing inspiration arena. 🙂

Teresa October 14, 2005 at 5:53 pm

:beer:Yay on the ideas! That’s awesome! Lately I’ve been having issues that keep poping up in my way.:cursing:

Olga October 15, 2005 at 4:32 pm

Wow, 4 great ideas in a row? Sometimes I get ideas while in the shower, but not so many! Hmm, maybe I should take a long bath instead? Congrats on the ideas, Kacey!

Mary October 16, 2005 at 8:11 am

I get ideas at weird times. Usually after I have thought about it at night and then when I wake up, an idea comes through.

LoryKC October 16, 2005 at 4:54 pm

Congrats!!! That’s awesome!
I do get more ideas in the bathtub and the treadmill…and yet, I have not visited either one in days! Thank you for the “lightbulb moment!”:useyourhead:
(I have showered. I’m not offensive, just uninspired)

Margery October 18, 2005 at 5:30 am

Yay on the new ideas, Kacey. I get my ideas on the treadmill. At least it takes the boredom away when I can daydream while I’m getting some exercise.

Mary October 19, 2005 at 7:07 am

Hey Kacey, how you doing? Better I hope.

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