Where do ideas come from? How does a singular idea become a book? Before drafting Angel 1089 I knew I wanted to play on the idea of angels and demons, only created with technology instead of something religious.
In the original plan, Jeff was supposed to be a Demon. It would put him in direct conflict with the angel, Gabriel. But I realized I wanted to play with the concept of making deals. Jeff has made a deal with Demons, which puts him in debt to them, and keeps up that conflict. It really changed his character concept completely.
And all this before I even wrote a single word!
I had not planned on writing another Heaven Corp book. That story was told, the trilogy complete. But then, a thought came to me. What if Hank and Ian had a son? One who was raised on Earth, and had no idea of his “royal” lineage?
This was one of the ideas that occurred to me while taking one of my daily walks. I’m not 100% sure it’s going to turn into a full book, but with each walk, the plot is starting to develop. All I need to do now is write the thing.
Where do your ideas come from?