Tuesday, 13 February 2007

New idea. New pile of *****.

You just can't tell, can you?

I spent an hour or so sitting in a coffee shop in Orpington on Sunday having dropped my eldest off at a party and having some time to kill before picking her up again.

It was quality time for me. Peace. Quiet. A large white Americano and a chocolate florentine.

And time to give some thought to the Coming Up competition (see previous post).

Sometimes ideas come. And sometimes they don't. But this time, I had a cracker of an idea. I won't go into the details here in case someone pinches it. But it was great. A good concept, and the more I thought about it the better it became. All sorts of developments and ideas accrued around it. I was on a roll.

Then, yesterday, I couldn't think of anything good to say about it. Every time I thought about it, I came up with reasons why the idea was crap, why Channel 4 would despise it, why there was nothing of any value in the entire project.

And now, this morning, I'm getting excited about it again.

I wish I could just tell, one way or the other. Is this crap or is it not?

7 comments:

Optimistic_Reader said...

I get like this about every single idea I have. It's been the cause of much frustration and many abandoned projects!

Lucy said...

If I think one of my ideas is crap - even fleetingly - it's gone. In the bin. Enough people will tell you it's shite, you have to believe in it from the outset or bust I think.

Paul Campbell said...

Hi Lucy

Fleetingly, I thought you had a good point.

Then I realised that, if I took your approach, I'd never have anything left to write about!

Enzio Pesta said...

You might want to check out my blog. I don't blog much, but I have been in the biz for over 20 years and you might learn some interesting things.

Paul Campbell said...

Hi Enzio

I doubt it.

All Greened Up said...

A "White Americano" - you do disappoint me Paul...

Leanne Smith said...

Paul -

just write it. If you don't, how will you - or anyone else - know if it's good or shite?

Lx