Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shower Epiphany

There I was taking a shower when I was suddenly struck with an idea for a book.  I will tell you now that the two are completely independent of one another and the idea in no way involves showers or anything down that road.  Big disappointment, I'm sure.  Wipe that smirk off your face.

Now that I think on it, the idea might have sprung from the bits and pieces of the Bio section that I've been discussing with a friend.  I know I had a similar idea a few weeks ago, but I didn't have any way to write it down at the time and now it's gone.  I've still managed to retain what began that lost idea, however.

Stephen King says that he gets his ideas from taking two mostly unrelated ideas and smashing them together (and then one can only assume he sprinkles paranormal stuff in there for good measure).  He then asks that predicament or situation the question: What If?  Instead, I like the concept: Careful What You Wish For.  It's more of an addendum to his question, I guess.

What if that were a real thing?  Careful what you wish for.

There are always people running around with ideas that they think are fabulous and wonderful and these people are always asking others to agree.  Everyone has met at least one person like this.  "The government should do this!" and "Someone should invent something that does that!" and "Such-and-such should be illegal!"  Okay, what if?  Maybe next time you'll be careful what you wish for.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I use to have such moments, too. Sometimes I have an idea about a painting, for example, doing something completely different like claning the kitchen or baking a bread! My late congratulations for your birthday and for all you've conquered in your previous years! By the way, are you writing a new book or just gathering the ideas for it first?

Jim said...

I am plotting the basic ideas for the prequel to T7H at the moment. While the first book is rather short, having been written for NaNoWriMo, I hope that this next one will be a bit more substantial in length. When the time comes, I will be needing a new cover artist :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, James!
I just ordered a Kindle last week and am going to buy a bunch of books this next month at Amazon. I'm including your book on my list! I'm curious to read the story and and know more or less what to expect for the next book. Good luck on the writings. If you think I can help you bringing your ideas to life sometime, feel free to drop me a line. My online portfolio shows more of my personal pieces rather than my commercial work. Anyways, if you have other artists in mind for the next work, I'd be cheerful for you as well! We talk!

Jim said...

you will be the first to know, miss norway.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! My Kindle arrived today and I've already purchased your book! :D I will start reading tonight! Cya!