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Idea Bank – Make a Deposit!


Hi ya!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted something other than a featured blog – which is cool with me – cause I LOVE promoting other blogs!

I am sorry, I know you’re just dying to hear what I’ve been doing with my time. [insert sarcastic comment].

Well, the truth?

Not much. I mean not much writing wise. I’ve started exercising and getting to know our new pooch Freddie, but I’ve been a bad writer. LOL

Okay, maybe not that bad, I’ve been Beta-ing for a close friend. Which is great. Her story is fabulous, so it’s a nice break from NOT revising. Just call me Ms. Procrastination.

I digress. The point please Ms. Procrastination. Okay, Being away from my WIP has given me some great ideas – new stuff for a new story and new ideas for my current one. So really, it’s been a great break.

Wanna hear about my new story idea? Aw, come on… Welp, this idea came because I was watching American Idol – yeah I know- sue me. I was singing a song – Like ya do. And I thought – I want to be in a band. Yeah, I know at my age – I mean I’m *cough* year’s old. Then “ding ding,” *insert light-bulb – only the good kind that lasts forever – what are they called? Energy Efficient or something.* I don’t really have to join a band (even though that would be like the coolest thing ever) I could write about joining one, or about how a daughter deals with a mom that joined one. Then the ideas came flying all the possibilities.

So, that’s what I’ve been doing. Exciting huh? Oh I’ve been trying to get over this darn pink eye too, and trying to bowl. Key word “trying.”

So any new ideas you want to share, have the ideas been spinning for you or are you at a stop? Are you watching AI this year? I have to admit it’s not as good as some of the other years, but I do have some favorites… Siobhan rocks. So does Crystal ;o)

See ya on Friday for the featured blog – It’s going to be a surprise – in truth – I haven’t picked it yet…LOL Remember, Ms. Procrastination…

Anyhoo, have a great rest of the week folks!

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18 Responses to β€œIdea Bank – Make a Deposit!”

  1. Dolly says:

    LOL, if you haven’t picked the blog then yes, it’s definitely going to be a surprise πŸ™‚

    Great thing with the idea. I love the premise, and possibilities are great. It is good sometimes to take a break. I did that, and came back all refreshed and recharged.

    I am holding off on new ideas for now. In fact I am holding off on current ideas for new wips too until this editing pass is over. Can’t afford distractions.

    And yes, I certainly have missed your blog posts. Promoting blogs is a wonderful thing you do, but also love to hear about what’s going on with you. πŸ™‚ So less procrastination with blogging please.

  2. Lola Sharp says:

    Ahhh, the lure of the shiny new idea. (I like your idea–work it , girl!)

    ~Lola

  3. Sounds like a great idea! I’ve been procrastinating like crazy these days. I spent the whole day yesterday cleaning out my inbox. Like you though, while procrastinating, I had this idea punch me right between the eyes. I’m more motivated to finish my current project and move on to my next one.

  4. destrella says:

    Glad you’re back with wit and humor in abundance. Hugs :O)

  5. It is nice when you can see your WIP through fresh eyes and get some new ideas. Way to go!

    Thanks for a fun post.

  6. Erica says:

    Dolly – Aw you are too sweet. Thank you! Okay no more blog procrastination. I just never know what to say, or if I’m interesting enough to sustain a whole post ;o)

    I think it’s great the whole 44 day editing thing!! Go Girl ;o)

    Thanks Lola – and welcome!!

    Susan – You and me both! Seems like we’re always at the same point in our WIP’s LOL – Ooo enjoy that new idea of yours!!

    Diane – Aw thank you! Nice to be missed ;o) *hugs back*

  7. Erica says:

    CL – I agree! I needed a new idea too – it’s just enough to get me through this revision of my current WIP ;o) Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Amy Saia says:

    I really like the band idea, and how cool would it be for you to actually join one for the purpose of your book? That’s awesome!

  9. Jamie D. says:

    You know, a blog post doesn’t have to be all that long… πŸ˜‰

    Glad to see you back and brimming with ideas. Sometimes that’s what it takes to get the creativity flowing again – a little break. Sounds like you have another winner waiting to be written…

  10. Erica says:

    Amy – thank you! OMG that would be azwesome. Okay, who knows someone in Michigan?? LOL

    Jamie – You know, you’re right ;o) Thanks, it’s nice to be back – as if I was gone – maybe in my mind…LOL Can’t wait to share it with you!

  11. Claire says:

    Your new idea sounds like it will be fun to write. I hear you on the procrastination, I’m there right now myself with a few novel revisions looming ahead.

    I’ve decided to have a bit of fun with some short stories for the last week of March though, to get myself recharged for said revisions. One of the shorts is going to be a portal fantasy, with a good amount of humor mixed in. Not sure about the other two yet.

  12. Melissa says:

    That sounds like an awesome idea! Funny how you can get cool ideas from doing other things:)

    No new ideas for me just yet. I’m determined to finish my WIP before I even go there.

  13. Ha! I’m watching Amercian Idol, too. I really thought this season had huge hopes but it’s kind of fizzled. But yeah, Crystal and Siobhan do rock!!

  14. I don’t watch AI but I seem to know what’s going on from everyone else.

    I haven’t been spending as much time with my wips as I’d like either, but I have had lots of ideas flying around. Yours sounds like so much fun — good luck!

  15. I feel like I’m wasting time when I’m not writing for a few days or a few weeks, but I really do get great ideas during those periods. So, outlining in my head makes me feel better when I’m not doing physical writing.

  16. Erica says:

    Shannon – Oh, well I’m happy I’m not alone ;o) Thank you!

    Claire – Thank you! Enjoy writing those short stories! Fun stuff ya got there ;o)

    Melissa – Thank you! I know, they just pop up – guess the ole mind is never off huh? LOL You’ll get there!! Can’t wait to hear all about it ;o)

    Jennifer – I know! Me too – what is up with these people?? They do, I’m rooting for them. I like Mike too – he’s just adorable.

    Mel – Yay! Ideas – I remember you saying something about a YA idea! Can’t wait to hear about it ;o) You’ve had some big changes – I think I’d be taking a break too ;o)

    Medeia – You’re a champ! I’m more of a binge writer and reader – like to do a lot at once, then none for a while. We’ll see if I can keep that up ;o)

  17. Don’t you get the best ideas while watching American Idol? I know I do. It must be the creative juices in the air or something.

    Great idea, writing about something you wish you could’ve done. I’m going to stew on that.

  18. Elana – Yes! It’s the best for ideas – and for singing to ;o) Thanks! Oh how I wish I could really join a band – sadly don’t think my voice is strong enough for that – back up singer maybe? LOL

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