“The thing about opening your mind up to a new story idea is that you once you do it, there’s no going back. All of a sudden, everything seems like it has to do with the new idea. Songs and lyrics and billboards and articles and movies and books and people seem to come at me, out of nowhere, non-stop.”—Jennie Nash: Little Notebooks Everywhere: How the Idea for a Novel Grows Nash uses mini Moleskines to record her on-the-go ideas for a future novel. How do you keep track of your ideas and projects?
Hot on the heels of our back-to-school enthusiasm, author Jennifer Weiner talks about how September is the new January and the best time to make a fresh start.
It’s paradoxical, I know. Fall represents the end of things: the summer, and the year drawing to a close. But for anyone who remembers that sensation of optimism and excitement—the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new shoes, the terror and thrill of walking into a new classroom—September is when things really begin.