Sunday, 16 December 2007

When someone asks...

"Where did you get the idea for novel #2 from?"

I can answer...

"It popped into my head while I was knitting and watching Antiques Roadshow one Sunday before Christmas."

I'm so rock and roll!

Seriously though - I think the lack of mental stimulation gave my subconscious the opportunity to go "Oi you, I've got an idea. Listen!"

I still haven't got the whole plot worked out for novel #2 but I'm getting there.

6 comments:

It will be all write said...

Thanks for your comments !

I guess thats why I am kind of anonymous on my blog - so if I do say anything out of touch or make a complete fool of myself it won't matter. Or just lack of confidence - my plan was to post several pics of myself and my three middle names if I got an agent but for now I am truly a nobody. Back 2 square one. :(

Lazy Perfectionista said...

Knitting ALWAYS does it for me (er, in a percolation of ideas through subconscious layers to conscious mind kind of way...). I think it's the repetition hypnotizing you until you're on a higher mental plane. Or because the most complicated thing you have to think is generally 'do I purl or knit now?'.

CC Devine said...

I love how ideas just come to you at the most random of moments be they mundane or thrilling.

I think you're right about the connection between creativity and lack of mental stimulation.

Good luck with the plotting!

A. Writer said...

Love it! lol!

HelenMH said...

Ah yes, Antiques Roadshow - well known for its inspirational qualities!

Debs said...

Maybe I should take up knitting then? Ideas usually come to me as I'm dozing off and then I either have to wake up and write them down - then find I can't sleep, or not write them down and forget the damn things.