When You Need a Light Bulb

Any writer will tell you that there’s no shortage of ideas out there.  Book ideas lurk around every corner, waiting to pounce.  Short story ideas hide under your bed, ready to grab you by the ankle.  There is no avoiding them.

However, sometimes you are approached for something specific, and while you may have more ideas than you know what to with, you may not have anything ready to go.


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Never Turn Your Back on a Campbell

Yesterday, my husband and I attended the local Scottish Festival and Highland Games.  This was a third – twice, out in California, we attended the big one at Pleasanton.  We both have Clan Campbell shirts – everyone in California had a clan shirt (in comparison, we were the only ones who had them here, and had several people ask where we’d gotten them).

While on the bus, I had a woman sit in front of me, take one look at my shirt, and say “Oh no, I’ve got my back to a Campbell!”


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Market Choice

I find myself in an interesting position now, and I suspect my Turtleduck compatriots are feeling much the same.

Never before have I really thought about where a story will end up while I’m still in the planning or writing stages of a project.  It’s always been “I’ll write this, and worry about what I’m going to do with it later.”


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