Friday, April 4, 2014

Writing Begets Ideas

I’m four days into Camp NaNoWriMo, and it’s already a huge success for me. This morning I wrote a scene in my latest book that I’ve been puzzling over for months. As I’ve mentioned, I am finishing the draft of the sequel to Lovecraft’s Curse, a huge chunk of which I wrote during NaNoWrimo this past November. This scene involved a fight with the big bad of my book, and I’m pretty happy with how this first draft of it came out.

So, I’m back on track with my book and it’s awesome. But what’s even more awesome is what being in a writing frame of mind does for my creativity. Without fail, whenever I am immersed in a writing project, I come up with the ideas for my future projects.

Today, I came up with the idea and outline for a new book in the span of about thirty minutes. I wasn’t planning on this particular project at all, but since I’ve been writing regularly again, a certain corner of my mind is smashing ideas together like a supercollider. The idea for this book came together while I was sitting in a meeting, as it’s directly related to what we were meeting about.

I may decide to start this new project for Camp NaNoWrimo in July, but right now I need to get back to Lovecraft’s Pupil.

Until next time!