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Sunday, March 15, 2009

So Much for Goals...

All day today, I told myself I would sit down tonight and write out twenty things about my MC, Alluvial Fan, from Stream Pirate (per a link from L&L). And I was going to. I came back to my lil desk area. Pulled up to my computer.

And started writing a summary for a new story idea.

I was driving to school a few days ago and it hit me. I've actually had this idea for awhile, but it never materialized further than "Oh, wouldn't it be cool if..." But then, as the dead and bare cornfields flew by my windows, I thought "Wow. Wouldn't it be REALLY cool if that was a story!" So (to kind of answer my own frog-induced question) here's where the idea came from.

I heart the Showtime show The Tudors. So, so much. I mean, yeah, it is basically medieval porn, but beyond that, it's an awesome show. So much history (however historically inaccurate), so much drama, so much Henry Cavill (mmmmm). And whilst watching the characters frolic from one beheading to another, I always find myself thinking "Wouldn't it be cool if someone went back in time, knowing what would happen, and tried to tell them?"

(Yes -- while people are, quite literally, butt-naked, I wonder what it would be like to time-travel. At least my mind isn't "in the gutter.")

So then, during that fateful drive to school, I found myself thinking, "Wouldn't it be cool if I wrote a story where a girl goes back to Tudor England..."

Enter Crystal Thorne.

I think she was just waiting for me to piece it all together. No joke, the moment I asked myself the above question, she started singing Avril Lavigne songs and ranting about how witchy Anne Boleyn is. Was. Will be. For her.

So she's been jabbering in my head for the past few days, making it nearly impossible to get back to Stream Pirate and implement some more character development. But I can't be angry with Crystal. I love her already. She may be the most colorful character I've ever had the pleasure of annoying. Literally, too -- she has black and pink highlights in her blonde hair.

Sorry, Alluvial. You're development will have to wait a few more nights, because Crystal is just far more stubborn than you.


Natalie Whipple said...

I love when those ideas hit. It's the best rush I can think of! Well, I'm a geek...but it's true. Enjoy that new story:)

Sara Raasch said...

It is a great rush! I've missed it.