The process of waiting for your muse to kick in is a very painful one for me. I get excited about the story idea, and I even make a few notes. But when it comes time for the rubber to meet the road, I can't seem to focus enough to sit down and write. So how do you keep the idea alive. How do you keep the story from dying and becoming a faint memory of yet another project placed on the dusty shelf of your mind?
First, I pray. Then I pray some more. Then I read. And then I read some more. Then, I talk about it. I talk about my idea as much as possible. I talk to myself, and anyone else who'll listen. I don't give away everything because I don't know everything, yet. Still, talking is how I keep the dream alive. Since there's still nothing tangible, I'll say something like, "I'm writing a book. It's in the development stages," meaning I haven't written anything yet, but I'm rolling it around in my brain. This is how I eventually get the idea unstuck.
So I'll keep praying, reading, and talking until I get to the most important step, which is writing.
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