Sometimes when I sit down to write my head feels like this:
Which is a bit of a drawback if you’re a writer. After all, a writer needs to have lots of ideas, don’t you think?
So when this happens I basically have three options.
- Go back to bed, get up again, and hope that an idea has magically floated in – or better still, a whole shoal of ideas.
2. Go back to bed, stay there and pull the duvet right up over my head and hope nobody bothers me – ever.
3. Binge on chocolate, cos everyone knows that chocolate wakes up the ideas centre of the brain, right?
4. Or do the grown up thing, get out my ideas box where I keep lots of random things I’ve noted down and see if, like putting a match to paper, something catches.
Now, we all know that the last option is the sensible, grown up one. But hey, I write for teens, not grown ups, so what’s the point in being sensible?
I know what my preferred option is. But if you’re stuck for ideas for your stories, which of my options would you choose?
Or maybe you’ve got even better methods? If so, I’d love to hear them.
Happy reading and blissful writing!