plotting…

26 Oct

Every idea is a seed.  Sometimes seeds don’t germinate and they either hibernate until the conditions are right, or they break down and become part of the earth.

When a seed is planted in the right ground at the right time it will grow.  How well the plant (or idea) flourishes depends on the care it is given.  You can let it run wild and grow organically into it’s own shape.  Or you can prune it and train it into the shape you desire.

Nourishing new growth will make it stronger.  Fertilising plants and feeding ideas, especially in the beginning, gives you the best opportunity for a robust result.  Eventually you will need to trust the elements will sustain the life you have started, and just remember to appreciate how fragile this balance can be.

I have firmly planted the seed of my idea.  Now I need to decide how to let it grow and feed it daily.

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2 Responses to “plotting…”

  1. Silbena October 28, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    That’s a really nice metaphor. I’ve been slaving away, trying to plan my novel, not realising that watering my idea too much can make it die and rot… Thanks for the little piece of wisdom.

    • emilyelst October 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

      Good luck with growing your story Silbena!

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