"The power of the pen is unknown until you pick it up."

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dream Vacation


A fellow writer and I were exchanging emails and she mentioned another story idea had hit her, but she was reluctant to start on something new until the original novel was finished.  I thought about it, and decided that I don't think it hurts to jot down creative scenes or ideas while they’re fresh on your mind. The way I see it, your creativity has somewhere to go on "vacation" when the side of your brain responsible for editing is on duty.  

3 comments:

Jordan McCollum said...

I definitely agree. You gotta write down your ideas or you might lose them.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Strike while the iron is hot. Cliche I know, but very true. That doesn't mean to abandon the current project, just share time on both.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I agree with you. Many authors work on several stories at once. I'm not one of them, but I do jot down ideas for other books when I get them.