Check out the Bindings blog post at www.Oaktara.com for April 10---So Many Ideas, So Little Time by yours truly. When you couple imagination with the real (better than fiction) events that happen all around us every day, most people could think of 100 ideas for a novel without breaking a sweat.
Keep a little notebook handy, because the ideas come at unexpected times and places. When one appears...write it down Right Now or it may be gone forever.
Things people say
Places that stir something in you
Events that make you think
And always the "What ifs" that we can't control in life, but we can on paper.
Many of us, when in school, found writing tedious and ideas elusive. "I don't know what to write about." "I don't have anything to say!"
Now the problem is time. So many ideas...so little time.