An Essay, An Almost Meme and Me Babbling On

There’s an excellent essay here by Neil Gaiman on where he gets his ideas from. As well as being a terrific essay and well worth a read, it contains these words:

writers are asked where we get our ideas from. In the beginning, I used to tell people the not very funny answers, the flip ones: ‘From the Idea-of-the-Month Club,’ I’d say, or ‘From a little ideas shop in Bognor Regis,’ “.

Which is all well and good. But, while my beloved was in the East End of London yesterday (attending her sister’s graduation – go Sediment Girl, and congratulations!) she spotted, and diligently snapped, this. Maybe this fabled Idea Store is not, in fact, in Bognor Regis. Or maybe it’s moved.

And how chuffed have I been with responses to my Almost Meme? Rather chuffed I can tell you. What’s really cool, I think, is that everyone seems to be doing something slightly different with it.
So take a look. There’s Sarah Salway’s, Jenn Ashworth’s and Lane’s. And hopefully more to come. Come on folks, share your shelves!
And while I’m thinking about Jenn, I think what Jo Bell said about her was fab. I just wish I could have been there, and that my foot hadn’t had other ideas.
And it feels like I’m finally getting my head back into work mode. I managed a whole day of editing yesterday and even managed to get some submissions done. Here’s hoping something good comes of them.
And here’s wishing Tania a Very Happy Birthday.

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  1.  by  Tania Hershman

    Thanks, Nik, for your birthday wishes, I am having a wonderful day! So glad you are feeling better, good luck with those submissions.

  2.  by  Nik's Blog

    And fantastic to hear it too!Oh, and thanks for the good luck. As ever, we’ll have to wait and see…Nik

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