An idea can come and go, but it’s the ideas that keep coming back to you that are the ones you would want to use; or stick to. At least that was my experience with Jenny Mac.
One day this thought popped into my head revolving around a thirteen year girl who loses her parents in a tragic car accident. At first I thought nah it’s not enough I needed the idea to be much bigger and better than that; so I cast it aside. But a few weeks later another piece of the idea that had popped into my head from the previous weeks came to me.
A thirteen year old girl who lost her parents in a tragic car accident is sent to live with an old friend of her mother’s. In that moment I knew I had something that could be transformed into a story, and shortly after the last idea came to me another idea came that made me start actually writing the book.
A thirteen year old girl is sent to live with her godmother after a tragic car accident takes the lives of both of her parents. Once Brenda and Jenny begin living with each other both must help each other over come the loss of best friends, and parents. Once they were able to get their lives back to some scene of normal is when they met a man who wants Brenda dead Joe Johnson; and it’s when Jenny develops her psychic abilities that Jenny discovers a way to save Brenda from this terrible fate.
That was the original storyline, and most of it stuck to the storyline as the years went on.
Of course as the years go on and you grow as a person naturally your story grows and the plot thickens; then before you know it you’re creating this whole new world around this storyline that you came up with seven years ago, and it’s all thanks to that one idea. That one idea that turned into a dream, that turned into a passion, that turns into a career.
God I sound like a college TV info commercial right now, but anyway my point is keep those ideas coming because you never know what one idea can turn into.