Time to take a break from exciting. No that is not a cue to run to another blog. I hope I won't be boring. However, after the week we've had, I'm going to have trouble keeping your interest.
I have no one to interview, no contest winners to announce. No contest to announce we're having. It's just me, folks.
I'm going to rant a bit about triggers. All kinds. Do you have any? I have food triggers. Salt water taffy comes to mind as one, but to be honest, food in general is a trigger to make me eat like a pig. What other triggers do I have? Email. I'm addicted--I blogged a bit about this on my personal blog yesterday. I'm looking for an intervention. However, a dear friend called me after reading and gave me some advice. I'm working on it, keep your fingers crossed it works.
The whole thing started me thinking about what other triggers there are. As writers do we have triggers that get us in the mood to hunker in to our chairs and write for hours? Or do we have triggers that set off an idea?
I have had something trigger an idea, and have acted on it. What sets off the trigger in your brain? Are we wired different than other people? Have you ever had people ask you "Where do you come up with your ideas?" I have all the time, and I usually shrug and say "I don't know."
The truth is, I come up with all my ideas because something triggered a germ of a thought and it grew. Some stop after a blurb and others grow into stories. While writing this I've thought over my ideas and their triggers. Is there one thing more than anything that will trigger my germ of an idea? Yes, music. Then the hard part comes, growing the germ to a blurb, then synopsis and finally to a novel.
Tell me, what are your writing triggers?
Readers do you have triggers that germinate in your mind and make you crave a certain genre when you go to the book store? Or do you usually buy the same genre over and over?
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