So my good friend Kate often talks about the seeding of a book - you know - where that initial seedling of an idea comes from...?
Well, I thought I'd let you in to where the idea for annoying-boy's book came from... actually not just his story either - cos Alex's story came from the same place.
It doesn't take much you see - sometimes a line in a song, sometimes a scene from a movie - and in the case of these two - from Youtube...Which I'm blogging about today at The Pink Heart Society funnily enough.
So just to let you see the kind of thing that got my mind working we first have one of the clips:
Watched it??? Anyone look at all familiar to you??? Yuh-huh. Now having watched it you'll also have noticed the interaction between these two characters - and THIS became my basis for the kind of relationship Gabe and Ash would have had when they were younger - the seed was planted - then I added and changed things round as my muse directed me. I made them childhood friends - I made him the son of the housekeeper and the groundsman and her the rich brat - I had him rescue her (yes - no seed at all from here for that theme either...) from all the trouble she got into during her rebel-without-a-clue teenage years - and even now, years later when they are *all grown up* I still have a tad of a Superhero thread going in varying ways; not least of which is the fact that Gabe is such a big strapping lump now that he can pick her up and carry her round like she weighs about two pounds... YUM...
Although this was my inspiration (along with the one clip I mention on the PHS) for my initial idea, I've digressed some - and this vid is great to look back on for a reminder of their earlier relationship even if I see them as older now in my mind ... Yup. Seeds can get planted from just about anywhere - it's where they go from that initial spark or flashing lightbulb above the head moment that makes the difference - or in my case digs the hole - maybe I should make Ash look more like Lois??? (Oh - and did anyone else spot Alex in there???) So come on then - am I the only one who got an idea from fanvids on Youtube??? Where was your latest idea *seeded* from - huh? huh? huh? Enquiring minds need to know!!!