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Here I am, sitting in my hotel room in Gettysburg. Beside me, I have pages of handwritten notes taken during my afternoon visit to the museum, and my subsequent solo trip to Little Round Top. I must have taken a hundred photos, many of which warrant close inspection when I get home.
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Half of my head is buzzing with useful writerly ideas on how I might incorporate what I picked up today into Abraham Lincoln Stole my Homework. Unfortunately, the other half - bless it's little cotton socks - is throwing out potential titles, possible characters and plot ideas for the third Snowy novel.

For someone whose brain rarely fires on one cylinder, never mind both, I'm finding this very disconcerting.


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blood_of_winter
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
better to have too many ideas than not enough?
jongibbs
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Abso-bloomin-lutely. What's more, I now have a title and (rough) outline for the third Snowy book :)
blood_of_winter
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
yay more snowy!
jongibbs
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
:)
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jongibbs
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: joshua chamberlain?
He's (sort of) going to be in the book, at least, his finest hour will be :)
temporus
Nov. 27th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Heh. I get that all the time Jon. I start thinking hard about one idea with my conscious mind, and the subconscious starts tossing me ideas for a whole different story. It's not an uncommon occurence among writerly types from what I can tell.
jongibbs
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
I guess it's something to do with uncorking the productive brain cells. You let one out and they all want to come and play :)
msstacy13
Nov. 28th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Wait--did you uncork brain cells,
or Joshua Chamberlain's
long-lost second bottle of wine?
jongibbs
Nov. 29th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Lol :)
bogwitch64
Nov. 28th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
When that creativity top pops, let it spew, baby!
jongibbs
Nov. 28th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
I did, and boy did it make a mess ;)
msstacy13
Nov. 28th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, you came from New Jersey to visit Pennsylvania,
but you're returning to Messachussets....
:)
gilbertcuriosities.blogspot.nl
Nov. 28th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
My ghost hunting friends and I go to Gettysburg every year and I love the museum. Our country is blessed by having smart men in charge when the country needs them the most. Have fun, it's a beautiful town to visit
jongibbs
Nov. 29th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
It is indeed, but bloomin' cold :(
ladysaotome
Nov. 28th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
My problem is beating down all the competing ideas so I can get something actually done rather than dabbling in 15 different projects. lol
jongibbs
Nov. 29th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Use a stick :)
snapes_angel
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC)
Take notes on the other ideas, and work on your main. :3
jongibbs
Nov. 30th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
I did, and I am :)
snapes_angel
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Atta boy! ;)
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