An hour after I read Robin's last post and video about where she got her inspiration, I found a ten-year-old idea file. I had forgotten this file existed. It wasn't in the right place. (At least it was in a folder in a file drawer.)
I pulled it out, wondering what stories interested me when I first began my writing journey.
Turns out I was interested in crime. Teen-age crime.
I found articles on teen drinking. On fist fights. On fist fights that led to death. On young mothers and dead babies. On drug busts.
I have never written anything on any of these subjects.
But I have been toying with an idea for a long time about a young girl accused of a crime she didn't commit. I have no clipping for this crime.
But I have an idea. And the idea scares me.
Ideas that scare you deserve to be written, don't you agree?
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