I was minding my own business the other day when an idea arrived, but instead of my mind gently offering it to me, it smacked me upside my head!
What would happen if we could virtually invite one of our favourite authors to interview on the blog?
Think of the possibilities, we could interview anyone, the sky’s the limit…
At this point, my mind was galloping around like a six-year-old on a make-believe horse!
But … and there is always a but, isn’t there? Who would I choose?
Every time I thought of one, several others started elbowing him aside, making the inside of my head feel like a January Sale.
I tried to reassure them all that I would get around to all of them in due course, but of course, this wasn’t good enough. By their reasoning, my first choice would relegate all of the others to the status of second choice and nobody thought that was a good idea.
Another worrying thought marched up, briefcase in hand, waving frantically to get my attention among all the intense arguing that was going on. As if by magic, the arguing stopped and I waited for a pin to drop to prove I hadn’t gone deaf.
This newcomer strutted up and down like the solicitor he obviously had been, as he began to quote all the legal and moral implications. I hadn’t given a thought about any of that, but surely, I would be on safe ground if I confined my interviews to authors who were no longer with us?
One by one, the list of reasons that gave rise to all of my doubts did their best to scupper what seemed like a brilliant idea at the time.
I argued that it would be okay if I kept to the facts and not fictionalise anything, but then I realised it would be boring.
As the idea curled up and died, I resigned myself to searching for other blog topics to write about instead. My brain, however, wasn’t taking any of this lying down and came up with another idea, one that had been suggested by one of my favourite bloggers, Craig (coldhand)Boyack. He has Lisa Burton, this amazing robot muse to help him with much of his workload. He won’t say where he found her but hinted there may be more out there, waiting for the right writer to come along…