Sometimes, I’m reading my message from the Universe and I’m thinking one thing and then BAM! The Universe has something completely different in mind. Problem is, once I get an idea stuck in my head, it stays until I explore it. Upon examination, I often smile and think to myself, “Self, this is a good idea. Let’s be happy about it!”
Every single minute of every single day, they’re there, Silver.
They may be hidden behind circumstances, people, or light poles. Challenges, closed doors, or lost keys. Camouflaged, dovetailed, or whispering. Purring, kissing, or hissing. But more often than not they’re lying about in the open, under a clear blue sky, in plain view. Absolutely. Guaranteed. You’d throttle me otherwise.
10,000 reasons to be happy.
Jumanji, baby –
Silver, how many do you see now?
So what am I talking about today? Ideas. Ideas make a writer happy. Without them, we’d be mired in writer’s block, which is a sucky place to be. Trust me on this. As writers, we never know where an idean will crop up. It could be in any of the places mentioned above by the big U. And have been, in my experience. I never quite know when an idea is going to tap me on the shoulder and say, “Hey there! We need to talk.” When I’m lucky, the ideas make sense, slot right into my WIP and I write merrily on my way. When luck isn’t exactly on my side, I fall into a rabbit hole but I’ve learned. No idea, no nudge from the Muse is wasted. If you could see all the Post-It Notes tacked to the bulletin boards lining the walls of my writing cave, plus all the scribbled notes on my whiteboards taking up the rest of the space, you’d understand. And to the Universe’s point, all of this makes me happy. What’s making you happy today?