On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Write Down Your Ideas!

I woke up this am and thought a little about the book, but also reviewed the proposals I mean to get out once they are done. Heart Change, Heart Journey. Work on the 3 book dark urban fantasy, and a duo that could be urban fantasy or paranormal romance.

There was a third that I was pretty excited about, but I can't recall it AT ALL and that scares me. I searched this laptop for any wordperfect files (and the 2 flash drives I have plugged in) and didn't see it.

The thing is, it was new. Since it was new, I hadn't gone over and over it in my mind enough for the concept to stick. I think I referenced it in very general terms here, so I'll search the blog later, after I work on the book. At least I'll get a general idea of the time frame I was thinking of it.

I recall talking to my mentor about it, but I talk to her about many, many ideas, and she will not remember.

I thought I wrote it down somewhere, a little blurb, but Big Blue (desktop) is acting up (bad enough so I'll have to take it in) and I can't search it. Might possibly be on baby, but I don't know.

HOWEVER, I know that if this particular idea never comes back, I'll have another that I'll be equally excited about.

BTW, woke up during a dream and it was about Da Vinci and painting, so I'm feeling pretty good. Mentor did call and do the rah-rah, did get about 10 pages done yesterday, did take a look at my next chron scene and figure where I was going.

So, write your ideas down, don't expect to remember them. And if you do forget, most likely another will come.

May you enjoy your work today.


Blogger Tannun said...

So Does that mean only 2 more Heart books? You don't plan on a new contract for more?

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A reader..
Hope we get more than two Heart Books!They have built-in unlimited possibilities for any kind of stories: a whole new world of fantasy and imagination. (Past: the founders and their lives up to the trip;Present: their descendants in different parts of the planet, etc. etc. etc. Future: the mind boggles to the infinite chances! great reading.
Fun,interesting and original... More Heart Books PLS!!
"urban..anything" sorry to say, boreme to tears; haven't read one that I found original or interesting, by any writer!! I got to the point that I'll gagg if I see more books about werewolves, vampires,genies, fairies, etc. etc. and any other "cute" beings, either in the wild or in the city.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Tannun, I usually only sell two books at a time to Berkley. Then we negotiate again.

Anon. I do have a prequel novella that I've worked on for the discovery of Celta that I call Heart & Sword since it's about the crew of Nuada's Sword.

I'm also thinking that after these two I might fast forward a little and do the younger set.

As for urban fantasy, sorry you feel that way. It may be more like paranormal romance, but to be honest it's a MUCH larger genre to sell to and I could use that.


5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You put your name on it and I am buying it.


6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A reader..
"follow your bliss"... it works.
and like the Ricky Nelson song, you cannot please everyone.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Anon, thanks! I do follow my bliss and am glad I'm able to go down that path.


8:16 AM  

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