Long time brewing

Today I wrote 354 words (total 2,133). As I think I said, I’m starting a new story, a new book idea, and I’m unsure of…well pretty much everything about it.

The origin of this book idea was…oh, a year ago? Two?

*checks date*

Apparently it was over three years ago, June 2015. Strewth.

Anyway (without giving anything away) the idea came from from a random word generated prompt given by Chuck Wendig. There was a site, you clicked the button and it pumped out a random few words. Boom. Story idea said Chuck. 2000 words of flash fiction. So I clicked the button. The site gave me my words:

“Pussy Alternator”

Bugger me but this was a great prompt.

I never actually wrote the flash fiction, but the core story idea has gurgled in the back of my head like a backed up septic tank now for 3 years, and I figure I’ve got to either get a plunger to drag the blockage out, or flush my fat head down with to finally stop the noise.

So here we are, plunging away. Back at ‘Pussy Alternator’ (of course this is the placeholder name for my story), and planning to build a 90,000 word book around a dumb idea I got from a random site 3 years ago.

Ever had a story idea that’s taken a while to rise, to bake, to brew to completion? If you’re interested, here is the link to the prompt page: http://watchout4snakes.com/wo4snakes/Random/RandomPhrase give it a hit and let me know what comes up!

*clicks again*

“Ecstatic Gobble”

This is the best site ever.





Published by: wildbilbo

My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter. As of August 2015, I am forty years old. Australian. My blog is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) and for others to read and comment on my musings. Expect short stories, articles, essays and other brain dumps. My opinions are my own, and whilst I take care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate arguments and greater evidence. Please note - on my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

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2 thoughts on “Long time brewing”

  1. It is scary how time passes when you try to work out when things started. All that cogitating and fermentation will only make the book better. Enjoy the writing and getting it out there.

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