The above is how a new story idea feels. Like Robert Downy, Jr. and Leo Dicaprio walkin' down the street, holding hands and being fabulous for absolutely no reason at all.
I had a story all lined up for NaNoWriMo. One I've had floating around in the transom of my mind for so long that all the new and shiny has worn off it. Which stinks because I have a large event file on my iphoto with many images pertaining to this particular book....and LOLcats. Because nothing helps you write a book like LOLcats.
So I'm driving to the pharmacy... store type thing... to buy some toothpaste, and OHEMGEEDUBBYATEE-EFFBARBEEQ! Out of the clear, hot California sky, along comes a new shiny beast. And she's got more traction on her than a Ford F-150 on a gravel road loaded down with a herd of tiny hippopotamai. (I believe that even tiny hippopotamai are still very heavy.) So, I've decided the floating transom story will continue as such, and shiny new F-150 and hippopotamai get the starring gig in November.
Now we come to the cheating part.
Tonight when I got home and started thinking about the shiny new creature, words began to float and I began to type them. So I have the opening scene - just a few paragraphs, but still. I cheated. Not just on the transom story, but on NaNo.
The good part is... I don't really give a crap. :) Because the words are pretty good and I think I already have the voice for the story.
Now here is a picture showing how that feels: Loki wearing Loki.