Ideas can strike writers at any time, and often without warning. They can frustrate and baffle, but they can also give us wings as we soar aloft, above mountain peaks and green, lush uplands where our imaginations roam unhindered. In short, ideas can be magic.
But what if, after the initial euphoria has worn off and you step back to examine your idea with the cold, hard light of objectivity, you realize that it’s not a perfect fit for a particular market; it doesn’t neatly fall into a trendy category; it doesn’t reflect what’s on the bestseller lists or the prime display shelves at the local bookstore.
Even so, you can’t deny that you feel genuinely excited about the idea, the scope, the characters you can create that will populate the pages. You feel a connection to the project. It’s a story you feel meant to write, and you know…
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