I have a folder on my Dropbox drive called ‘Ideas’ and it’s full of all those plot bunnies that strike (usually in the middle of the current WIP) when I just don’t have the time to devote to a new idea.
Because like most writers, I have an abundance of inspiration.
My inspiration comes from books I read (which usually I didn’t like), people watching (wherein I make up my own stories about the people I see) or when I see a submission call for a publisher I’m stalking and the ideas start rolling.
But getting back to my ideas folder, it’s full of a hodgepodge of things. A few WIPs that never made it further than a handful of chapters (back before I realized that I needed to FINISH a story!) There are a few subfolders devoted to some paranormal ideas I had (complete with plotting spreadsheets!) but then I found that I didn’t really have a paranormal voice.
And then of course there are a few subfolders—at least three—that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Story ideas that are so good that I want to write on them now! Of course by the time I get around to them, I’ll probably have twice as many ideas waiting for me in there 😉
Do you have a way to organize all those evil plot bunnies? Rotten little multiplying things!