Maybe you like pirates. You think they’re the best thing ever. You go to your local bookstore and search for a pirate novel. You find a few and buy them. After reading them, you figure they’re okay, but you can write one that’s waaaay better. Why not? You’ve been obsessed with pirates forever, right?
One fine day, you stroll down the sidewalk, minding your own business. Then… it happens…
You get an idea for a book.
You can either hyperventilate and curse yourself for betraying Captain Hook, or you can do what I always do: embrace the blueness.
People make plans all the time. Want to be married and have 2.5 kids by the time you’re 30? Nab an agent by the end of the year? Get published? Great. That might happen. But it might not.
And that’s okay.
I believe some of the best things in one’s life happen out of the blue. So what if you never saw it coming? That doesn’t make it less special. Hate surprises? Well, tough luck. Life’s full of ‘em.
Give the blueness a chance. Trust me—your future will thank you for it.
And you can always write that pirate book another time, right? :)