Monday, July 28, 2014

The #SundayFundayNovel idea

About a week ago, I had a vivid dream. It was about an alien invasion starring Kiefer Sutherland as the evil alien guy. It was so real, I actually looked Kiefer up on to make sure I hadn't seen a commercial advertising a new alien movie he was in. When I was certain the dream really had been my imagination, I wrote down everything I could remember--and of course, couldn't stop thinking about it.

(Jack Bauer knitting? Yes please.)

The timing could be better.

I'm working on another project that I'm really excited about (check out my Pinterest board for it!) and it's really difficult for me to switch between projects every day. BUT THIS IDEA! It wasn't leaving me alone. It kept rolling out in my head whether I wanted it to or not.

In Stephen King's On Writing, he advises to write when the fire is there. If you lose it, you might not be able to find it again later on. So I'm going to dedicate one day a week (Sunday) to writing this book. I'm calling it my #SundayFundayNovel. The goal? To write as much or as little as I want without worry, without edit. It's just pure fun, and right now, it's just for me. I'm not thinking about my agent or editor or critique partners. I'm not thinking about demographics, deadlines, or selling it. I'm only thinking about this story that I think would be a fun one to tell.

Do you have a #SundayFundayNovel idea? Maybe it's completely different from anything you've written before, or anything you're currently writing. Or maybe you've been meaning to start a novel and want to dedicate a set time to work on it.

Every Sunday I'll be on Twitter (@PageMorganBooks) with the hashtag #SundayFundayNovel and I'd love for you join me!