Maybe I’m still tired from the move – after all, I did empty the last of the boxes yesterday and that did involve moving a bunch of books to the book case. Or maybe I didn’t sleep as well as I thought I did last night.
Whatever it is, I’ve been sitting in front of this darn computer without writing at all.
I’ve checked my Google reader feeds and found some moderately interesting stuff. I’ve surfed some political posts. I’ve tried google news for publishing and freelance writers without getting anything I wanted to write about.
I was really feeling quite stuck. And then a friend called.
She was just reporting on her trip. We chatted for about 10 minutes and all of a sudden I asked her to ask her husband what I should write about. He has shown some interest in writing a book or something.
His idea was to write about what to do when you’re stuck for an idea. I’ve done some things like that, including 5 Ways To Generate New Ideas And Creativity.
Then I noticed what happened. He actually suggested an idea to me, and although I felt like I’d done that enough, I also had added another idea generating tool to my quiver and hopefully to yours too. Just the process of asking someone kicked out the notion that I could ask. Okay, it’s a bit recursive, but there you have it.
And then, as I started to write this post it occurred to me I could google the word, idea. Lots and lots of entries there, but the second one got me http://ideas.bighugelabs.com/. Enter a word and you get pictures!
Book mark that one – you never know when you might need it.