I’ve just had a brilliant beyond brilliant idea! Okay, maybe you all won’t think so, but I do.
I was thinking about the episode of Castle, “Last Call”. It’s an episode where Castle talks of owning a bar, then suddenly he does. . .
I have to write about a guy who owns a bar. Wouldn’t that be great? I mean, talk about interesting people you meet, the fact that you work at night. They are a good business to be in as liquor is well, a lucrative business. And I’m not talking a small town bar, but more of a really good bar. The kind where you would see a lady with class stop after work to get a martini. Maybe where a lawyer would rub elbows with an electrician.
Okay, that might be pushing it a bit, but I don’t want seedy. Elegant, classy, cool. Richard Castle cool. Because, honestly, that is what Castle is. He is very cool.
So take a guy like Castle owning a bar, and writing about that. Maybe you have a girl, cause there is Always a girl, who comes in one night. Maybe she just had a really hard day and needs to wind down. Or maybe she was just laid off. Broke up with her boyfriend. Wow, there are a wealth of ideas in that capacity.
I honestly can’t wait to put a character to that. I’ve already got a name. Clay. That sounds like something that would be cool for a bar owner. Maybe not everyone would think so, but I am writing this. This is my fantasy.
I really don’t need to start another ‘book’. Seriously. I have something like five that I work on, on a regular basis, and adding another is just silly, but when you have a brain like mine that is always going, well I just have to put it down. I might decide to work on it, or it may go into the ‘files’ of unknown to come out someday when I have a smidge more inspiration.