Wednesday, March 6, 2013


 As I’ve blogged about a lot before recently, I have a lot of deadlines looming.  I’ve also been attending events, doing booksignings, and guest blogging a lot.  My time is fairly well booked up.  J

Does that stop my mind from coming up with new ideas?  Never!

An idea for a new cozy mystery series popped into my mind the other day.  I’ve been fleshing it out a bit, although I haven’t started putting it into any kind of proposal form.  That’s in addition to another idea that’s been developed a little farther, but I haven’t had time to delve into it much, either.

I’m hoping that one or both of these ideas matures into a new series.  If not, I’m sure I’ll have other ideas to work on.  My mind never stops!  And most of the time, I’m glad about it.

Coming up with additional ideas fits very well with my favorite quote, one I’d love to know who to attribute it to but don’t.  It’s:  “Reality is only for those who lack imagination.”

Okay, I have to admit that I do let a bit of reality intrude on my life.  Who doesn’t?  And certain parts of it, like family--including dogs, of course--are worth the intrusion.  But imagination is a huge part of my life.

How about yours?  Do you rely on reality, or on your imagination, or both?


Chrystle Fiedler said...

How exciting! I love it when I receive creative nudges from the Universe. Look forward to hearing about it once it's fully fleshed out. I like Agatha Christie's quote - something like "the best ideas happen when I am doing dishes..." XO Chrystle

Linda O. Johnston said...

I don't think I'd heard that quote before, Chrystle, but I like it!

Betty Hechtman said...

I know what you mean about ideas showing up, Linda. While I was going through the copy edit for Yarn to Go, the plot for the next crochet mystery dropped into my mind.