Hello muse! Where have you been? Wait, let me get a pen...

So my muse stopped by and dumped a TON of ideas on me before taking off again.

There I was, at work, buried in spreadsheets, doing data entry (a job I completely loathe), when I was struck with a mass of ideas.

I've recently been turned on to, Christine Feehan (I really hope I haven't butchered her name.) My best friend, and avid reader, knows I like Vampires, and knows I was looking for more reading material. She suggested the Carpathian vampire series written by this wonderful author. I had one of her books sitting on my shelf in my, "to read" pile for a while, so I said, "what the hell, let's read a book." WOW! I loved what I read. So I picked up another. I'll probably end up picking up more from this author, I like her work. Anyway, I am getting off subject here. What this author does with each book, is tell a specific couple's tale. Each book highlights a Carpathian couple, lifemates, and how they come together.

So the muse stops by and springs a few ideas on me. The Immortalis series is meant to be a 3 book series about Alyssa's life as a newly turned Vampire, and her struggles with acceptance as well as her dealings with other vampires and hunters. But there is so much more to tell. My other characters all have stories, wonderful stories filled with romance, history, and danger. Each couple in the Peregrinus clan has a unique story. My muse clued me into this. Nicholas and Rozaline (who come together during the black plague, in London), Crystal and Drew (a human couple who befriended a pair of wayward vampires), as well as the original tale of Lysander and Kallisto (which dates back to ancient Rome, during the time of Caesar). There is a wealth of information here. I have enough material to spring another 3 book series about these characters and their lives.

Now, I'm not saying I've got it all figured out, but I definitely need to sit down with a pen and paper.

Now, if I could just get that muse to sit still long enough to help me organize all of these ideas...

Does this ever happen to you, getting way to many ideas all at once?

Comments

Jessica said…
Yep. :-) You're smart to write them down. Sometimes mine come when I'm falling asleep, then I can't remember them in the morning. LOL I've heard of that author too.
MeganRebekah said…
I love that feeling, when the ideas are flowing and everything falls perfectly into place (at least in your mind)!
B.J. Anderson said…
Don't you just love when that happens?!!
Lazy Writer said…
Great news for you! I wish my muse would pop in to say hello! Maybe he has, though, and I just haven't been listening...
Rene said…
Yeah, happens in a flood. I used to listen to all those ideas, but I'm a bit better at filtering them and realizing what is honestly going to work and what isn't.

I used to keep a small notebook in my purse and I'd write down ideas all the time. I'd even write the first page just so it would be there.
James Oh said…
Thanks for reminding us to make it a habit to write down every new idea, Katie. You have made a bold step to make such a great post. It is most often than not that the person will not be able recall it on the following day.
Yup, when it rains it pours. I record all my ideas quickly into a voice recorder and then flesh it out on the computer later. Don't want to let any of my good ideas get away. :)
Jenna Alexander said…
Yay! - I can finally comment on your blog!!

Yes I get too many ideas all at once and it can be kind of a pain. I unfortunately I use it as an excuse to not work on current projects.

I have about seven stories started and am working on NONE of them right now!!

Jenna