First off, I’d like to thank everyone who downloaded a copy of His Only Star so far. I’m grateful for each and every download and, while I know not all 150+ of you will post a review, it’s still great to know my work is out to some readers. Hopefully what reviews I do (hopefully) get will help generate some sales! The sale ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t downloaded your free copy of His Only Star, don’t miss out!
Now that that’s out of the way, what springs ideas you get for stories? It’s interesting how certain words in everyday conversation can create such vivid images in your mind. For example, today I was talking with my wife, and she mentioned something about a monk. I don’t recall exactly what it was, though it was likely something book related. But, as soon as I heard the word monk, my mind immediately created the image of a monk in brown robes sitting in a stone cathedral of some sort. Possibly a hidden underground dwelling. He was sitting at a wooden desk, hood raised (so I don’t know what his face looked like), and he was writing on a piece of parchment with a quill pen. I’m not sure what he was writing, to whom it was addressed, or why, but it was definitely vivid. Perhaps it will end up as a short story or a novella someday soon.
Has this happened to you before? What type of situation were you in? Did a finished product result from it?