I posted earlier last month that I was learning about the kernel idea. The kernel idea for my series came right. to. me. But then, I realized, I need one for each book. What’s that book about and why do I care because, if I don’t, why should you? And I finally nailed it. The kernel idea for book 1 of an unnamed series:
A psychic has to reinvent herself using only the gift she hates, a man who gives great graveyard sex but otherwise wishes he’d never met her, and a ghost who won’t stop following her around.
It’s awesome, right?
I mean, it’s not the whole novel. That doesn’t even go into how she encounters the ghost or the graveyard sex or why she hates her gift or how she’s going to resolve her problems. But it’s why I’m excited. It pops. Maybe that’s just for me since I know all the other stuff. But, whatever.
Kernel idea? Check.
Love this idea of the kernel idea. It’s sort of similar to what an “elevator speech” would be for the story. All agents I’ve heard speak emphasize knowing this and being able to articulate it. Sounds like you’re ahead of the game! Love the premise, too, btw. Can’t wait to read it!
It was an a-ha moment for me. You’ve got to look for those reaffirming moments. Or at least bask in them a bit. I kinda can’t wait to read it, too.
Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future.