Friday, March 25, 2011

It's Friday, Friday!

Its been a long week full of sitting in traffic on my way to work. However, when I'm sitting in my car I am able to think about my story and some of the things that would make it cool. I do a lot of my brainstorming for plot ideas in the car, and I've come up with some good stuff.

I had some original ideas for a scene in which the main character saves a girl, and I had some long drives ahead of me before I would be able to write that scene. Now, the scene is completely different, and it's almost done being written. I have about 1300 words so far, and there will be a good bit more before I'm through.

I may as well make it official that my side project is now my new main project. It's the one I would rather write, and the only one that jumps in to my mind in my highway idea sessions. I'm not really sure how long I want it to be, but I know where I want it to go. It may just make a few additional stops along the way.

Are any of you like that? Do you think about your stories in the car? When you come up with an awesome idea for a new book while thinking about your current book what do you do?


  1. Hi Ben! I am glad to "meet" you! And I am looking forward to getting the male perspective, as most of my writer friends are women. Yes, I think about my writing while I am driving - also when I am at the gym, sitting in my car waiting for my son to finish his guitar lesson, trying to fall asleep at night. That's why I tell people I am "writing all the time!" Hope you will stop by my blog and visit sometime. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hey Pam! Thanks for the comment. Yeah, I am having to develop a romantic sub plot from the first person point of view of the male MC, and I am finding that it is not nearly as romanticized as it would be from the female POV. It is however still accurate, and should be fine, but it won't be all "he touched me and my knees went weak". :)

  3. Useful article about Hi Its Friday,.