In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Where I Got My (Not So) Latest Idea

Today's post is pretty messy.  I walk you through the much and the slime of how the pieces of litter I collect at various points of life come together to form an idea that may or may not produce a book.  I confess, today's idea is still on the compost pile, but I think it will spawn something useful eventually, so I'm sharing it with you.  Don't worry.  It's not smelly, and you don't need your hip waders to get through it.  Feel free to remain on the catwalk and watch from afar -- or jump into the muck with me and brainstorm where it might wind up.  I have fifty thousand words written on this, but I can throw them all out and start again if I get the right combination of stuff.  Check it out here -- if you dare: