Four Day Work Week Inspired Idea Machine

I thoroughly enjoyed my three day weekend last week. Having Monday off was an added perk allowing me more time to spend with friends and not worrying about forcing so much into a two day span. That being said, this week feels excruciatingly long. The longest four days that I’ve had to deal with and today hasn’t truly begun yet.

Last night, I was venting to my best friend on the drive home (via hands-free bluetooth device) about a new story idea that I had. She thought it was a little crazy and being that the story is about 50% fact, it made me laugh further. Needless to say that it has joined the collection of stories that are already waiting their turn to be written. At least this story is filled with humor from page one to the end.

Halfway home another idea bubbled up which i brought to her attention and she chuckled even more at me. She is more than used to this happening by now from our conversations but the story is very supernatural and unorthodox to my usual style. That excited me the most because who wants to be stuck in the same box, writing the same story over and over again? Who wants to read the same story over and over again? I want to be able to pick up several books by the same author and know for a fact each story is different and unique.

After getting home, spending time with my husband watching the Miami Heat play the OKC Thunder and eating dinner, I called it a night. The week had really taken a toll and I just wanted to close my eyes and let it all go. About a half hour into lying in bed, did my phone go off from a text message from said best friend needing some ideas for a project she is working on. I gave her the ideas I could come up with from the top of my head and guess what happened?

Another story bubbled up which I texted to her and her reply was, “U r just pooping out ideas lol” And I was apparently. Bringing my current writing list from 40+ easily to the 50 mark. In one day. I’m not usually one for thinking up an entire story in one day, let alone three. So while i’m grateful that these stories could become their own full story for the future, maybe I can take the pieces that I love about the story and implement them in other ways.

When your ideas come to you, is it in quick succession? Do you think of just a scene or the full story? Where do you usually come up with your best ideas? Apparently my best ideas come from inconvenient timing like driving, showering, sleeping, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Four Day Work Week Inspired Idea Machine

  1. vonzex says:

    That’s fantastic. I could use a “to write” list. 50 stories to write :O! That’s actually quite impressive.

    • mlnewman87 says:

      Thanks! The list helps so I don’t forget any of my ideas or the specified details. How do you keep track of your stories?

      • vonzex says:

        I usually write obsessively until the book is finished. During this time, I drink a lot of coffee. My books tend not to build up in this way. It’s not uncommon for me to finish a full-sized book in four days, but I do have a long list of sequels I’d like to write at some point. I need to pick up a sketch pad for ideas or something ๐Ÿ˜€

      • mlnewman87 says:

        I wish that I could spend endless days writing like I used to. Even then, it would take me three months to write a full novel. The list helps me plot out the sequels, sequel ideas, etc. I love my sketchpad even though I’m awful at sketching. It helps me get out what I’m trying to convey when the words won’t appear.

        I’m still going through your blog posts but I’d love to read one of your books.

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