Ideas that sometimes work

Not much to tell today.

I have not been feeling well this week (since Sunday), but today I’m better than I have been. It’s my week at Dad’s and I’ve been keeping my distance as much as possible, very grateful for the help we have coming in here.

*sigh*  Even though all the above is true, I can’t use that as an excuse for not writing. It’s a shame, too, because I can really build on that! I actually have quite an active imagination. Well, I have been writing, just not anything worth mentioning on my novel – only a few words. I did add a third idea for yesterday and one today for PiBoIdMo. That gives me 29 ideas by day 20. Yay! A few of them might even be good enough to work into manuscripts. There’s one I particularly like about gum. (Remember, this is for picture books. 🙂 )

I have all kinds of ideas, really. My mind seems to be working all the time, it’s just that I don’t always pay attention to what is going on in there. You know … I see but I don’t observe, I hear but I don’t listen, I go about my day filtering out way too much. I have to focus on taking in more little things that can add up to big things, little things that usually go unnoticed, such as the sound and appearance of water dripping, how snow flurries swirl around in the wind, what the little birds are pecking at or where the squirrel is hiding the peanuts. Things that we see but don’t pay much attention to can work into stories that fascinate a child. By the middle of PiBoIdMo (Note #35 on my blog list) I am thinking more that way again.  (Thanks, Tara!)


Have you noticed something that you had not paid attention to before, something that grew into a big idea for a story of some kind?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!


3 responses to “Ideas that sometimes work

  1. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better Lynn. It’s also good to know the ideas are flowing again though they don’t seem to have stopped much. I’m an observer of people when I’m out as their mannerisms or things that can happen to them ( stepping on gum) can make fascinating reading.
    Sending you Hugs for the weekend.


    • Oh David, you just gave me a possible twist to my gum story. hmmm Will have to think on that. 🙂
      I am a bit of a people watcher, too.
      Have a great weekend. 🙂


  2. Your question reminds me of how mysterious the brain can be. I saw a TV episode (Brain Games) where they had you look at a football in a corner (there were 4, 1 for each corner) of a screen, with a black background with lots of blue dots fling around behind the footballs, and the footballs would disappear! Interesting.
    I claim to have bad hearing (I frequently mis-hear someone), and sometimes I see without seeing (what I call zoning out, or staring into space), but I watch people too. 😉


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