Not so on-line and it's gotten me into trouble a couple of times. The good part is that relatively speaking, it's the good kinda trouble.
It happened with Cheatin' Hearts and again the other night. At my publisher's weekly chat, I opened my big mouth--or rather let my fingers ramble and typed to my editor a few minutes after she mentioned one of the genre lines were slow that "Oh, I just got an idea!" That's it, that's all I wrote and pretty much at the exact same time the thought occurred. She immediately types back to write up a paragraph and send it to her.
What was I gonna say? No, sorry, I don't have a paragraph or story line, just a one-liner in my head. Uh, I don't think so. So there I was having to think up a story-line that night. Cripes! They usually come to me over weeks, not hours! Somehow I managed to create something and sent it to her. Just my luck, she loved it and gave it a go-ahead.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled, and not complaining--more laughing because my wayward fingers just added another project onto the two I already have going. Could they have waited another month before typing the fateful words--no. Could they have just frozen over the keyboard and waited for a break in my schedual--no. I had to type it and now I have to write it within a timely manner--that's where I kick myself. Not for my stupidity for suggesting an idea without it thoroughly thought out first, but because I now have another time crunch involved after just finishing a time-sensitive piece.
So, here I go again.