Monday, January 2, 2012

Don't you just hate it...

Don't you just hate it when you get struck with a brilliant idea for a children's book with fairies so you sit down to write out the idea, only to realize you need to name the main fairy.

You figure you want something botanical, but Buttercup is sooooooooo overused. So you start researching for plant names, maybe looking up their meanings and symbolism and trying to figure if the fairy should have any of those qualities, only to then realize you've just spent two hours scouring the internet with no results and the original idea is slowly starting to fade--it's more like a dying firefly blinking in and out rather than a blazing sun blinding you--and you need to start writing or it will be lost forever, so you close all your tabs, open your word program of choice and start putting down words... all the while calling the main fairy Buttercup; because, hey, it's a cute name, right?

Yeah, me too.

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