At this stage, ideas for stories, characters, and settings are still rare and precious things that flit through the cave of my mind and are gone if I don’t catch them immediately. At this point though, most of the ideas I’ll probably catch (to stick with the analogy) are probably not the highest quality.
What I have at the moment are:
- fan fiction ideas
- rewrites of movies or books that I thought could be better
- trunk novels and short stories of mine
- random bits of mental lint
Nonetheless, I need to catch them and breed them to have a healthy, usable flock.
I know that as I get writing more, they’ll become more frequent and easier to catch. It’s happened before when I wrote, and will again.