I'm taking a quick break to "squee" over something briefly.
Today, I was watching this trailer for the new Bethesda published/ Arkane Studios developed dystopia steampunk-inspired video game (it looks awesome, btw, but that isn't the point of this post).
I was discussing with the hubby how the mechs/ robots in the trailer scared me, and how I think I've got a fear of machinery (I can't stand going in the Dwemer ruins in Skyrim).
Then BAM out of the blue I'm hit with a story idea. I jotted it all down quickly, and while cooking the dinner, Hubby and I discussed it in more detail so that I've now got a vague plot, back story and opening. I even have a protagonist ... Hen!
I can't wait to get started ... but I've got to hold myself back a little. Firstly, there's Sibylline Nights I have to finish editing. Secondly, this new story will take a lot of world-building, and I feel like I didn't do that well enough for Destiny's Road and that's why the story fell apart.
Right now, I'm thinking I'm going to spend the next six to eight months planning and plotting, and then my new story will be my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel.
Of course that means all the other stories on my "works" page will have to go on the back-burner, but that's okay because I wasn't one hundred percent committed to any of them yet. They're still vague, intangible ideas, where as this new ideas already seems to be bursting from me.
I cannot wait ...