Creativity & Motivation

Where I Get My Ideas (or How a Gnome Helped Me Come Up With Rayne)

30 Day Questions Challenge – Day 23: Where do you get your ideas?

I woke up to that question in an email the other day, and my answer was this:

Ideas tend to pop up randomly in my head. I think? I don’t know. They’re just kind of there. Then they keep piling up because I don’t get to them fast enough, and then they get annoyed. Then they start honking. There’s a lot of honking in my head. That … does that sound dirty to you? Like I’m talking about boobs? I’m not talking about boobs. Did I answer the question?

Anyway, I started thinking about it, and I realized I hadn’t been perfectly honest. How I get my ideas varies from project to project, but I can certainly tell you how I came up with Rayne, for example. Rayne – for those who don’t know – is a paranormal romance series thingie I’m working on or will be working on once I’m done editing TBSOL.

The Incredibly True Adventure of How I Came Up With Rayne:

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And that’s basically what happened.