Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oh the possibilities

So unplugged week didn't exactly work, I never can seem to stay away!!!



This weekend was awesome for my imagination, everywhere I turned I was being inspired, which was especially nice since I am 50K into my novel and I'm working towards the end half of the novel! I am still going strong writing roughly 2,000 words a day!

A case of Writer's Block recently hit me, however it wasn't because I didn't have anything to write... it's because I had so many ideas in my head that I couldn't iron out, thanks to my wonderful husband things have officially changed!!! Last night I bounced ideas off of him and came to a great conclusion and I don't have to change a thing about my story (for the first draft of course) I just have to tweak my direction a bit! I love when it all works out!

I found this picture and it reminded me of my current WIP. I had a dream and ran with it, and now it has evolved into something even more than I could have ever imagined! This field represents the the field of possibilities, and one day I can't wait to share the real story with you!!!

So how did you come about your current WIP?

32 comments:

Karen Akins said...

Mine was dream-inspired, too! You're a bit further along in your WIP, though. Glad for your breakthrough.

Niki said...

How wonderful for you :o) I love the picture!

Kimberly Franklin said...

My idea kind of evolved from previous attempts at different novels. I have to say that I love my idea, but still have a lot of kinks to work out. : )

Good luck to you!!

Summer said...

5ok--congrats! That's awesome! My latest "sexy new idea" came to me while I was watching Alice in Wonderland last night, actually... :-)

Kimberly said...

Awesome!! Yay for talking it out!

Sarah Ann said...

:) My latest idea came from something I read - Irony at best.

Sweet picture!

Kristin Rae said...

For my WIP, I was inspired by Sarah Addison Allen's book, The Sugar Queen. Opened my eyes to the world of magical realism!

Congrats on 50k!

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

When I think about my initial idea, it is funny to see how far it's come and how much it's changed!! Barely recognizable but I love it all the same! :)

2000 words a day!! WOW! Good for you!

Ms Sparrow said...

I just had this image in my mind of trodding away from the city along the freeway with other refugees. It haunted me until I started writing about it and it took off from there.

Bish Denham said...

Mine came about through playing around with letters and coming up with an odd (made up) word that got me thinking...What if?

Amy Saia said...

Mine came from listening to some old 50's music and I had this picture in my mind of a guy who wasn't really dead, but he was pretty much like a ghost to the world.

Congrats on the word count! You're getting closer every day! I love the picture and can't wait to hear more about your book.

Karen Lange said...

Still brainstorming on my upcoming WIP, but initial inspiration came from my interest in history.

Love the picture!
Have a great week:)

Rebecca Lynn said...

The basketball tournament has been keeping me from writing. Thankfully, the last game ends in about 1.1 seconds. :-) And then I'm going to spend the rest of the night writing. I tried to write during the games. Couldn't pull it off during Duke or Gonzaga, but I finally got a chance to do some blogging during the others. :-) This is my favorite time of year, though... love it!

Melissa said...

My initial inspiration came from the answer to a radio trivia contest. Now my story doesn't even resemble that first spark, but it was the catalyst to get me started:) Love you picture!

Kat O'Keeffe said...

My current wip was inspired by Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Vlog, a 45 minute musical by Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy and other awesome things). I loved the idea of a world where superheroes and villains are common, so I took that concept and ran with it in a totally different direction!

And, like you, unplug week never works out for me. I can't stay away!

beth said...

I just finished two new chapters! I was stuck for awhile, but inspiration hit this week! :)

Jai Joshi said...

I'm glad you got over your writer's block. I find that talking my ideas over with someone always helps to get my juices flowing again and it seems like that worked for you too.

Keep going full steam ahead!

Jai

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My ideas usually come from numerous sources that all collide at once. Never from a dream. No sparkly vampires in meadows for me. :)

The wip that I'm preplanning right now (verses the one I'm editing), came from an article I saw in Kids' Sport Illustrated and my son's favorite reality show. And believe me, you'll never guess what show it is. ;)

Ashley Ladd said...

Congrats on writing so much and about having 300 followers.

With 2 books coming out this week, all I've done is blogging and promoting - except for writing my Monday Minute Fiction short story "Tease". I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

DL Hammons said...

I was thinking about one of the most horrible crimes in the past decade and asked... WHAT IF? One of the most powerful questions a writer can use.

Christine Danek said...

Unplugging never seems to work for me. That is awesome for you--great job! My idea came from a song and I ran with it. It has taken over my brain. :)

Christina Farley said...

Wow! You are doing so well. I'm impressed. I'm dealing with needing some new and fresh wording in my writing. Maybe the spring air will bring me some!

E. Elle said...

My current WIP started with a painful, painful experience and an alter ego. Intrigued? Me too. ;o)

Kasie West said...

I just read another blog that talked about how great it was to have someone to bounce plot ideas off of. Sometimes all we need is to be able to talk through them. Congrats on the 2K a day. That's awesome.

Crystal Cook said...

Yay for you Jen!! 50K that is amazing! So glad you got through your 'block'!

The idea for my WIP came from a song. Every time I heard it I got more and more ideas, it was great!

Jen said...

Thank you all so much! I love to hear how others came about their WIP, so neat to see all the creativity!!!

Guinevere said...

Congrats on 2k a day! That's awesome.

My WIP started as an idea for a modern take on a horror story, but it wasn't until a random sentence popped into my head -- "The goddess of vengeance wore pink galoshes" that suddenly I had a direction to go. Isn't that funny? It was so random.

Diandra said...

My WIP (which is not exactly a WIP, since it is awaiting revisions at the moment, while I am still debating on what to write next) is the one story in the world which made me want to become a writer. It's a history novel, and ever since I first heard of the story I wanted to be a writer and write it down as a book (which was at the beginning of my school career, thus having lasted for more than 20 years). The focus changed over the years, my understanding of the story (and my historical knowledge) grew, but I really, REALLY loved it. I have been writing other things constantly in the meantime - short stories, movie script passages, poems, more "scientific" work - but my thoughts have always come back to this, and I can't wait to finally see it finished.

(And I'm not afraid of what comes next, because now that I've had a taste of writing longer stories... )

Carolyn V. said...

Whoo hoo on the 2000 words per day!!! *Happy dance*

My wip came about when I was listening to a song, the whole story just unraveled in my brain and the story just poured out. =)

Anissa said...

Isn't it funny how our stories evolve? Mine started from a question, then went in reverse.

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

There is no particular "Eureka Moment" which stands out in my mind. My W.I.P. resulted from a compilation of events, followed by a whirlwind of ideas. For example, a visit to the Mayan pyramids got my creative juices flowing. During "Lent 2007," I read a bible verse in Revelations which made me think, hmmm, maybe. Then I pitched a couple of ideas to my husband which we discussed adnausium and voila, I had a story.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Even though you could never tell from the actual WIP, it was all born out of a morning blasting Beatles songs!