Thursday, May 10, 2012

When it's done marinating

I've had an idea that's been marinating for several weeks. This is often how stories begin for me; a hint of an idea tickles my brain and soaks there for a while before finally becoming something workable. It may be a concept, or a setting, or a character.

In this case it is a teenage girl named Tessa, and yesterday she decided that she had been marinating long enough. She barged into my thoughts and insisted that I begin writing.

So I did.

I ended up with two short poems that tell a little bit about where she came from and shed a bit of light on her problem.

It looks like I have a new novel on my hands. Here goes!


  1. Oh, how exciting! Good luck!

  2. Sounds thrilling!

  3. Love those first moments!

  4. I love the term "marinating." My stories and characters marinate too. Thanks for the post.

  5. Hurray! May she whisper her story to you for a long while.


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