I'm sure you're wondering what THAT (in the title) refers to...
I'm talking about the other side of the coin. The writing coin.
In coming up with today's blogs, (and I say blogs since it's my usual blog day at my own place), I wondered what I could talk about that might resonate with people. People who might be writers. As I said at my blog, I think most people have the dream to write either their life story or someone else's or maybe a story they've got spinning in their head, they just don't get around to writing it. But, I digress...
So, what is THIS side of the coin, you ask? It's about ideas. It's about having so many ideas that you can't write fast enough to accommodate your flying brain. Have you ever had one of those stories? You have your characters and you have their conflict and it's so very clear to you and your characters what has to happen that the book just writes itself? I've been fortunate enough to have that happen once in twelve books. I haven't yet sold that book, but I haven't tried. I'm debating exactly where it should go. But my point is that the story flowed from page one and I never had one spot where I had to stop and wonder what happened next. My characters drove that story and every page was fun to write.
Obviously, not all stories are going to be that easy. Or even a fraction of that easy. But they are fun when they happen. (If you're interested in reading the other side of the coin, check out my blog You Heard It Here.)
Have you ever had one of those? A story that told itself or a story so clear in your head that you sat down and pounded it out in record time? I'd love to hear about it. <G>