Monday, June 3, 2013

SNI head-whacking

I've bit slapped in the head with a shiny new idea. This happens to me every few months, and I've now about three books sitting in my noggin, waiting to be written after the CONTROL series is wrapped up.

Except, erm. This one took fanatical possession of my fingers and I'm writing it now. It's fantasy. And I'm nuts.

In the words of Edna Mode, "This has completely confiscated my LIFE, dahling." 

Yep. That sums it up.

Are you guys writing anything new this week? Reading anything newish? 


shelly said...

I have titles and sentences written for all the stories that are awaiting me.

Hugs and chocolate,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a good thing though.
And feel free to send the SNI head whacker my direction.

SA Larsenッ said...

It's always a good feeling when a new idea takes hold. Good luck with it!

I'm working on a few new PBs and writing a sequel...still. :)

Louise Bates said...

I had a moment just like that this weekend. And I won't be able to attend to it for at least a YEAR!

Barbara Watson said...

Writing new things...both scary and fun. I'm working on a new story that is teaching me all sorts of stuff.

Crystal Collier said...

LOL. I have a story dream once a month to once a week that begs me to write it. It takes every ounce of self control to type up the notes and set it aside.

Fantasy, eh? I can't wait to hear about it, but back to your control series, you! ;)

Shelly said...

I've never attempted writing outside of school that is longer than a blog posting, but I think I might this summer. There's an idea rolling around and getting bigger in my head. I just finished Nia Vardalos' book and laughed and cried throughout it.

prerna pickett said...

go for it! I always write out the scene that inspired the story so that way it's at least out of me.

Kelly Polark said...

That is funny, because I've written entire scenes in my head of a book that I don't want to start writing yet! I need to finish a few other projects. I think I should just write these scenes down to make way for the ones I need to finish!
Good luck with your new story!

Krispy said...

This makes me so happy! Eeee! :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

How awesome! I love fantasy. I need more than 24 hours in the day or a clone so I have more time to write. I'll be driving my daughter to swimming a lot as soon as school's out. But that's part of being a mom.

Karen Lange said...

Not writing anything new, just writing and working on a current project. Which, I suspect, is better than not writing at all! Happy Monday!

mooderino said...

That's great. Keep typing!


Old Kitty said...

Yay for shiny new fabulous ideas!! Enjoy writing this latest story Lydia!! Take care

Southpaw said...

Yup, that actually just happened to me!

JEFritz said...

Well, it's an old idea, I'm rewriting. It's as seductive as a new idea, though. Happy writing your SNI :)

Angela Brown said...

Yay for SNI. Glad you're recovering from the whack with a flurry of finger clicking on the keyboard to work out the story :-)

I'm prepping for a release and finishing up a draft. My SNI is sitting on three Post it notes waiting for me to work though it. It's not a fantasy or paranormal so I'm not sure how my vampire-leaning brain is going to handle it lol!

Catherine Stine said...

That's great you have three new ideas suddenly. Those moments when they come are precious! As for me, I have a new YA thriller coming out on June 24!!!! Excited.

Connie Keller said...

I hear you. I have another book that I'm working on that has "confiscated my life" even though I'm editing a different book right now.

I can't wait to hear more about your new book.

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Oh, I hear ya! I have at least 12 SNIs waiting for me to write them. I already have the titles, main characters, premises for most. And in some cases, notes.

Trouble is, I'm only half finished the rough of my third novel, another MG, and I'm beginning to hate it! Gah!

As for reading, I just started Kit Grindstaff's THE FLAME IN THE MIST and I'm captivated.

Editors At Work said...

Sounds great and keep at it!

All the best!


Rachna Chhabria said...

Sounds great Lydia. Send that SNI head whacker in my direction please.

Wendy Lu said...

The SNI Syndrome can be a blessing and a curse: Getting "slapped in the head" with an SNI can feel so good, but if you're already working on a project, SNIs can totally divert your attention and you end up losing focus!

I finished "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold a few weeks ago, and it was SO good. I'm now onto "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green!

~Wendy Lu

The Red Angel Blog

Anonymous said...

Edna--Hahaha! I love her, dahling!

Have fun!!!! Sounds like a blast.

Jai Joshi said...

Yep, I know how that feels. Have fun with it, it sounds like a winner!


Eva Inka Nurmaisya said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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