One of my fabulous online writing buddies asked me to help her brainstorm some new ideas for her next project which struck me as being a really awesome way to approach a new project. So I gave her the bones of my new idea and she came back with a bunch of questions for me to think about.
So I'm thinking. And thinking... And terrifying myself with the complexity of the idea, but excited by how awesome it will be if I can nail it. I probably won't start until after the holidays because I have some other things I need to do and hate having to switch directions mid-way through a project. So I have time to think, make notes, possibly even outline (heaven forbid!).
How do you get started on new projects? Does brainstorming help?