That sounded a bit zombie-ish, didn't it?
I'm talking about BRAINSTORMING!!
Thank y'all for your opinions about modern retellings, and for the encouragement. I think that right now, since I have too many things on my plate, and too many WIPs already going, this idea will be in brainstorming mode for a while. We'll see what I'm able to come up with. Gotta make sure it's fresh!
So, speaking of this storm of the brain... what's your process? You get an idea... what's the first thing you do? Do you reach for a notebook and pen (I seem to do this most often), or open a blank document and start typing your ideas (which I've also done)? Do you draw a big grid and storyboard it (which I'd LOVE to be organized enough to do without needing a super eraser)? Do you roll up your sleeves and dive into character sketches?
When you get to the writing writing part, do you mostly write from start to finish, or just write what comes to you when it comes to you? Often I'll start at the beginning, then something later in the story will come to mind and I'll hop around to make sure it gets written while I'm thinking about it. Then something for a completely different story comes to mind, so I have to write that down somewhere. It's a wonder I get anything done at all.
I don't. ;)