Wouldn't it be nice if there was a box where you could reach your hand in to retreive a wonderful idea for a book? One that called to you and inspired you so much that you just couldn't stop writing for days straight?
*pulls head from the clouds*
About a year or so ago I thought of a book title. Just a title, that's it. I but it in my notebook of things to ponder later, then I forgot about it. Well this book I've been "trying" to work on just ain't cuttin' it. So guess what pops in to my mind? That title. Then a bit about the opening situation, even the first few paragraphs. So I may go for it. Either it will turn into something, or maybe get back on the book I had INTENDED to work on.
So how do your ideas appear? A character? Plot? Title? Sentence? Climax? Backstory? Then what do you do with that tiny tidbit? What are your steps for plotting, or just diving into the story?