Jan 26, 2017

So Many Stories, So Little Time

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By Susan Allred

Today, I was driving to my daughter's school to pick her up. Like many of us do, I had a spark of inspiration, and a story idea came to mind.  While in the parking lot waiting for her, I pulled out my cell phone and dictated the basic story line onto my phone, then saved it for review later.

I glanced down at my phone when I was done and realized I'd somehow accumulated 42 notes--story ideas created on the fly while in my car. This is in addition to the 28 stories I'd put into my last phone, and the 68 I have on my computer. Um, seriously?  Can I just finish the story I'm working on right now?

I have enough stories to keep me busy for several life times. And that's if I don't imagine another story in the future.  But it begs to wonder, how many story ideas do my fellow ANWA members have?  I can't be the only one rolling in ideas, can I?

Please comment, I'd love to know.


  1. Eleven, plus three nonfiction. nope, you're not alone!

  2. A sign of a true writer! I think you win the prize for the most ideas. I resist writing the ideas down because I think I should finish the ones I'm working on. :-)

  3. Ok that officially makes me a writer in mind only lol

    1. Yeah, I don't think so! I think it just means I'm scatterbrained! lol

  4. Haha! Last night I was kept awake with the stories running through my head. I couldn't sleep until I jotted them down in my phone.


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