copyright Kim Smith
Everyday I am bombarded by writing ideas. It's far easier to get them now that I am working a job that requires little to no effort. Yes, I have one of THOSE jobs. I write books in my mind all day long now, but still haven't written much in reality.
The reason being- I need to play with them in my mind for a while. See, I am a writer of ideas that have gone full tilt in my head for a long time before touching the computer with them. I need to get to know the people of the stories, figure out the setting, and yes, play with a plot idea for a time. When I get it in a place where I can begin writing, I get home and go to it. But I still consider myself a seat of the pants sort of writer because I never get technical with the idea stage. I don't write outlines, or long information sheets.
Sometimes the ideas never make it. Sadly, some stories are only for my endless idea pile. They do not come full-blown, nor do they ever grow into anything. They make a slow day go by faster though (smile). I love stories with great passages of description and interesting information that I would never have had if I hadn't read the book, and long to incorporate that in my own work.
Sometimes I succeed.
So, how do you write your stories?