#BlogFlash2013 Day 11: Running

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Day 11: Running

So I just got this outrageous story idea, and I think I’m going to run with it. It’s so completely weird that I’m not even sure it will work. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone. I am both excited and terrified. But I’m running with it. I’ve got my legal pad out, and I’m running through crazy ways to make this work, writing as fast as I can. There are so many holes, will it even be possible? Am I smart enough to come up with solutions to all these problems? Can I make something this out there seem plausible? I don’t know. But I’ll never know if I don’t try. So, I’m running. Wish me luck!

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  1. See here you go again, stepping out of your comfort zone. You’re really challenging me now to find something out of my comfort zone to do… Keep it up!

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  2. Boy am I glad I stepped out of that comfort zone. I had another novel pretty much planned and ready to begin writing before this idea. Last night, before bed, I started reading a new release on my Kindle and it was almost the same type of story line I’d been planning. So thank god I have some new ideas, even if they are crazy. Maybe I’ll go back to that other idea in a year or two and see if I can tweak it, but for now I’m caught up in the looney-storm.

    One good thing about crazy, insane, risky ideas is that you’re less likely to turn on your Kindle and read a story someone wrote that’s just like yours!

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  3. Yeah, write while the idea is still hot and it still feels like the best thing ever. That feeling doesn’t always last you it is wise to capitalize while you have the chance.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog.

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    • You’re right, that feeling is sometimes pretty elusive. I miss being 14, where every idea felt like a bestseller, and I could write the whole story without ever once saying to myself, “This is crap.” Most of the time, we have to write through the doubt, so I treasure those moments where there are no doubts!

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  4. Good on you for taking risks on a crazy plot. Too often we play it safe and we end up with a boring story. Run with it and best of luck.

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    • Very true. I think it’s getting worse as I get older. Ideas that wouldn’t have seemed so crazy ten years ago seem nuts now. It’s liberating to get out of that place and just let anything be possible. Even if I end up having to tone it down during re-write, I’d rather have to tone it down than turn it up (with no ideas). Thanks for commenting!

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