In the wake of NaNoWriMo, I’m finding myself oddly inspired. The problem with this is that although I do have the urge to write something different, with new characters and a new setting, I have no ideas about where to begin. A lot of this is stemming from my own fear and hesitation; you know, the usual stuff: I don’t have the life experience to write about what I “don’t know,” I’m going to repeat themes and re-use stuff from stories I’ve already written, my characters are going to be too similar to real-life people… the usual first-world writer problems.
I do know that I want to write something with a relatively simple plot. Something that’s been done to death a million times, but because it’s been done a million times, I want to write about it too, just to see what I could bring to it or how I could make it different.
Also, I want to write something for others. My main series of stories is not going to be shared online because I still think I might publish it one day, and I miss posting stuff to sites like FictionPress and amusing (or offending) people with what I write.
This idea (or lack of an idea) may never come to fruition, but the more I play with it in my mind, the more my subconscious/unconscious will work on it. So I might eventually come up with something more concrete.