Being a working writer, especially the writer of a newspaper column with a theme and a purpose, depends on more than just being able to write.
It means coming up with ideas for what to write about. When I first started House Proud my idea cup runneth over. But it’s a funny thing about ideas; some can seem brilliant until you actually try to put them to the keyboard test. Sometimes they’re not much more than a sentence and certainly not an entire column. Too often they’ve been done before and done to death and there really isn’t anything new to say on the subject. It’s a lot more difficult than it might seem!
This is where it stands for me right now. I’m looking into my imaginary idea container, which is an old coffee tin with a plastic lid, and I can see the bottom of it. I can see the WHOLE bottom of it. I have two ideas brewing that I can’t even investigate for another couple of months and nothing, nada, nyet, not a thing until then. So can you help a gal out? Is there a decor, organization or other challenge you’re having in your own home that could be a springboard for an article? Nothing is foolish or a waste of my time. Hit me! Please?