Saturday, November 27, 2010

The mind never stops

Honestly, before I started writing, I wonder what other thoughts my mind ruminated upon! Bills probably and the kids and the weather....

So there I am, innocently lying in bed this morning, and for the umpteenth time, the mind is racing like a runaway train. A scenario flashes across my brain - the hero is being interrogated by what appear to be humans, but what are, in reality, aliens. He is being asked about the minerals in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And about the Ute Indians.

Now come on, mind - the Utes are in Utah. 

Do you have any idea how much research I'd have to do to get this story up and flying? It's bad enough for the little worlds I'm creating... but creating a new world seems infinitely easier than researching the Utes, the Black Hills, alien need for minerals... 

My conscious mind hurts at the thought. 

Researching dragons and heraldry and distances are bad enough. It's taken the last nine years to get a good database of traveling times for boats, dragons, dragonlings, armies, little boys..... 

So - dear mind - be still and let me finish the three books I'm writing right now. Please.


  1. Hate when that happens. I finally created a story file where I could dump all the odd ideas. For later use, I assure my mind.

  2. Ah - reassuring the mind! Sounds like a good idea.... does that mean it gives you a rest??? Probably not!

    Ah well - I've got a file where I put the flyaway story ideas. Kind of reminds me of the Harry Potter thing in Dumbledore's office - where he takes the wand, places it on the side of his temple, and extracts 'extra' stuff. ROTFL

    Good to hear from you!

  3. You're right, the mind doesn't give me any rest; new ideas and scenes continue to pop in, but at least they're new, rather than obsessing about a single one.

    Yes! I want a Pensieve!

    Thanks for letting me tag along on your journey. I'm finding it very encouraging.

  4. I do happen to like obsessing about a certain ....

    I tried to put up a photo of the Pensieve, but can't figure out how to do it.... technology is not my forte, but I'm learning!

    PS - tag along anytime... company is always welcome!