Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stories in My Head--Now to Get Them Written

My best stories come to me when I'm relaxed and have time to think. I'm working on a novel (can you believe it!) and it seems that during that short period of time when I put down the book I'm reading and before I go to sleep, my mind turns to my characters. I work on plot, scenes, and dialog.

Another time stories pop into my head is in the shower. Do you think it could be that when I'm washing my hair, I'm massaging my brain? Well, maybe that's a bit far fetched, but it is a great time for me to think.

I hope everyone is thinking about a great Cougar story! I know we writers like to wait until the last minute, but I have received some excellent stories and know more will be popping up in my in-box well before the deadline.

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  1. I've heard about writers who get inspired in the shower - I don't - lol! I get inspired when I'm walking. But I am hoping my upcoming cruise will kickstart a Cougar story... And I know what you mean about your wip waking you up in the middle of the night with ideas - I often have to get up and write something down.

  2. Me too, Kathy! Your cruise sounds like the perfect inspiration for a Cougar story. I'll be going to a remote lighthouse station in Maine this summer. I'm thinking about working that into The Black Widows Social Club novel.


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