At least I tell myself that. But then I have an idea.
And here's how that goes
Shiny New Idea: (waving frantically) Hey! Hey! WRITE ME!! No, don't listen to that other idea! Write me!
Me: I have work to do. You know, a contract?
SNI: But I'm a brilliant new idea. You should be honored to have even had me. Do you know how rare we are?
Me: I had a good idea for a whole trilogy last week, what makes you so different?
SNI: I have an awesome title. (holds out hands while nodding)
Me: I don't have time for this.
SNI: But I won't let you down like all those other ideas. I am the IT factor. (widens eyes and nods).
Me:(long suffering sigh) Fine. I'll write you down. That's all I can promise. You'll have to wait in line with the others.
SNI: A line? A NUMBER? Fine, you wanna make me wait, fine. Have ALL THE THOUGHTS! (floods my brain with the whole world, the strange cultures, the twists, the imagery) HA! SEE IF YOU CAN WRITE LIKE THAT!
Me: Alright, I'll put together an outline, but I really do have a deadline. I need some space.
SNI: Okay, I can be patient. (leaks more imagery and some FEELS)
Me: Hey, I said space, okay?
SNI: I just don't want you to forget. I think I'm pretty awesome.
Me: I noticed.
SNI: (leaks more details)