A long time ago, I started a file called ‘book ideas’. Pretty unique, huh? But it gets the job done and lets me jot things down as they come to me so I can move onto other things that I’m working on. If you don’t have an idea file for your writing, consider starting one. It can be as easy as a Word doc or an email you send to yourself, or even a notebook.
My idea file is filled with book ideas. Some are a paragraph or two long; others are just a thought I had or a first sentence that came to me. These ideas might never become books, but then again, they might—just like one did for me!
With my book revisions deep underway, my cover complete, and the publication date creeping closer, I found myself scanning the file recently. One of my ideas was simply this:
BERMUDA TRIANGLE - girl on a cruise, goes through the triangle, something happens
And Triangles comes out June 2013! So no matter how incomplete the thought is, or how minor it seems at the time, keep a file of those ideas. You never know when one will turn into your next book!
TRIANGLES, Kimberly Ann Miller, Spencer Hill Press, June 2013