So here's a Friday Question for you: How do you find your stories?
I'm not a six-dozen-story-ideas-in-a-folder kind of gal. In fact, sometimes I despair at my lack of an idea reservoir. I know writers who, at any given time, have several germs of ideas swimming about in their heads, or a collection of loglines or beat sheets or light outlines for more stories than could possibly be written in a lifetime.
Occasionally, some of these writers will lament that they can't decide which story to work on next.
And I'm all...really?
Because the most I ever have is One Other Story in my head, in addition to whichever project I'm working on. I'm a firm believer in always working ahead, so it's important to keep those ideas cooking, right? Yet I am bereft of the kind of idea/plan pool that many writers seem to have.
Sometimes it makes me feel like less of a writer.
So I'm wondering how your stories are birthed, and how many you have in your queue at any given time. Do your ideas burst forth like a series of fireworks, unbidden? Or are you like me, with ideas that simmer and cook and slowly rise to the surface of the pot, one at a time?
Let's peek inside each others' brains a bit. And, hey. If I can find even one other writer whose brain percolates at the same, slug-slow rate as mine, I will be happy, indeed!