2018 Clearing My Life: Too Many Story Ideas?

    As a writer, sometimes I get so tired and overwhelmed with my own ideas, I want to quit. I need a vacation.  I have a bad case of wander-lust most of the time.  Maybe it is the season and the stress that goes with it.  I don’t really have that much stress these days since I retired.  I can do what I want.  And then the red leather recliner where I write calls my name.  You have work to do, it says.

I found out recently the release date for Blooming Justice is January 30, 2019. That is just around the corner!  This book is about a young girl growing up and learning how to fight her own battles and when to enlist help. This story is as controversial as anything on the news these days, and as old as mankind. I want a release party and I have marketing to prepare. So much to do! I hope you are as excited about it as I am.

I’ve been working steadily on the third book in the Sandhill Island series. I have a good outline and I’ve started writing. Maybe that is why I get overwhelmed.  I have lots of ideas and only so much time can be spent in that chair before I get stir crazy.

A picture popped up on my screen saver the other day with a scene from a Greek Island and another idea came to mind.  What if I wrote a story set in the Greek Islands. . .? I’ve always wanted to go there.  I checked my pocketbook and it said I should research online. (sigh)

I put my ideas into a folder on my computer for a later date.  I don’t want to forget this idea, but I am getting overwhelmed again. Just put things in order and do one at a time.  Breathe.

And then I got a response from another publisher about another potential book.  A book I’ve been working on for at least 10 years.  It needs work they say (sigh, again) and they are probably right.  But once again I get excited!  I can do this! All those long hours with my rear in the seat might be paying off again! Or not.  I don’t know yet.  But as usual I will try.

There are always ideas crawling around in my head, just itching to get out. Clearing my life of story ideas.

I can’t quit.

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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