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Inspiration is weird

I'm having some random passing thoughts about my two-part process of inspiration. In an ideal world, I'd have an idea and think, "OMG, wanna DO that!" But sometimes the idea and the inspiration detach from each other.

So there's having an idea and having it lie there flaccid.

And there's the burning urge of "wanna DO...uh...something."

I'm having the second one this morning. Feels a lot more pleasant than the first. Maybe I can match it up with a thing.

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engarian
Aug. 5th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
What I hate is when this happens mid-plot. I'll start out with a strong idea and solid characters, and the whole thing self-implodes about 25,000 words into it. Vacuuming up that mess sometimes isn't worth the trouble *sigh*.

- Erulisse (one L)
jordan_c_price
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the mid-novel yuck point seems pretty common :(
thrace_adams
Aug. 5th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
YES, I have this issue right now in fact *sigh* It probably doesn't help that right now the kid is home from school and I have ZIPPO time to write... we'll see what happens when school starts back up. (sorry for butting in, but this was SO RELEVANT to me)

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KH
lou_harper
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
My problem is when I have a story idea but don't have the characters. Because without a protagonist driving the story it's not going anywhere.
jordan_c_price
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
I think I'm more likely to come up with a protagonist and no story idea!
becky_black
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
I don't usually have the two together. I generally like to leave an idea to simmer for a good long time before I write it. (So of course right now I'm working on a draft of a story that landed in my brain fully formed on the 29th of July. But I never claimed to be consistent. ;D)
jordan_c_price
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
I totally squandered my gumption on admin today. I'm disgusted with myself :(
thrace_adams
Aug. 5th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have both of these. The ideas that just sit there...and the whole "I wanna do...something..." but no real motivation to do anything.

And I already mentioned the mid-novel slump /o\ I really think I just need a good chunk of time to myself to be able to sit down and write and plot and just get it out there. *sigh*

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KH
jordan_c_price
Aug. 6th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
I really need to be more precious about getting something creative done before I dig into the admin. :(
hanarobi
Aug. 6th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Your Vic-self is trumping your Jacob-self.
hanarobi
Aug. 6th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
Vic thinks you should get some doughnuts and drive around for a while.
jordan_c_price
Aug. 6th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
I drank coffee after 6pm...I must've been channeling the Vic self!!!
jordan_c_price
Aug. 6th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
And I even had A WRAP with that. Totally Vic.
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