I have my lovely co-blogger Michele Hauf to thank for topic, though she probably doesn’t realize it. I’m in deadline hell, so coming up with a subject that doesn’t involve edits or revisions is like asking me to speak Russian backwards.
Writers are always asked where their ideas come from. I’m one of those writers where I can honestly say my ideas come from everywhere. However, I can be more specific than that.
First, let me preface this by saying I’m at the end of my first trimester. When that home pregnancy test read positive, I started doing a lot of research (and happy dancing) about pregnancy, from what to expect with my week-by-week progress to what I needed to be on the lookout for when it came to miscarriage. From multiple births–I was on fertility drugs for my last attempt–to weird morning sickness signs. I had no idea that nosebleeds was one of them as well as someone reporting itchy feet on a message board.
There’s also the process by which this came about. You see, doing the deed–though fun–wasn’t going to work in my special case. 😀 I needed a little help from a reproductive endocrinologist. I *heart* my RE. I had to have surgery back in October to get my body ready and suffer through an endless waiting period in November while everything healed up.
My journey started the first week of December 2008. That means I have six months of paranormal romances and urban fantasy ideas collecting in my brain. Every time that extra line didn’t show up on my pregnancy test, it spurred a new plot in my head. What better way to stave off the disappointment?
So what does all of this mean? My paranormal ideas come from everyday life, but only those events that have a huge impact on me. Whenever someone says I should write about so-and-so and this-and-that, I pretty much nod my head and smile. That’s my polite way of saying, not gonna happen. Not only that, but I always suggest they write that story since they know it best. Now that my stomach is about to do some shapeshifting of its own, that means I’ll have seven months to come up with some even crazier ideas before I realize my writing time has been cut to nothingness. Fingers crossed that my experiences don’t turn into horror stories. 😉
Would you like to see a story based on a particular event in your life? And if so, what would it be? Trust me. We’ll find a way to make it a paranormal. 😈