While I wait for her response, I was contemplating what I should work on. I could just plunge ahead and write the rest of the book, but if she suggests any major changes to the characters or plot, I'd rather implement those now instead of have to change everything later.
I was contemplating, and then the thing happened that every writer lives for: A NEW BOOK IDEA!
These can come out of nowhere. They usually hit like a pummel stone brick between the eyes. BAM! You can't stop thinking about it. It consumes you. My wife and I spent at least an hour talking about the story, fleshing out the characters and the plot. I can't get it out of my head.
I must write it.
These are some images, whether I actually saw them or whether they were in my head, that helped spark and form this new book idea:
The only way to free myself of these images is to write them. So off I go!