I’ve had the idea for a story rattling around in my head for a while and I’m curious: what is your process for getting all the loose ideas onto paper and making them into a story?
I tend to think of my brain in these early stages as the big stew pot in a medieval tavern. You know the huge one that never really empties. I start by chucking all the thoughts in my head into the stew pot then it simmers for a day or two. After that I go into research mode and start looking at everything related to my topic that I can think of and I barely even digest much of it. Anything that looks cool at a cursory glance goes into the stew. Then everything has to sit for a while. I won’t look at it for a week or so then go back and pick out all the bits I dont like and hopefully end up with an idea I can build on.
So what’s your process? Does anyone do anything similar? Or is your idea process wildly different ?