Seriously, my brain has at least five different ideas for books, stories, and games every single day. And I can’t just write them down as a) I’d never do anything else and b) as soon as I start writing them down, I start to actually write about them c) new ideas then come and the God-awful process starts again.
For example, a post by @SamSykesSwears on twitter where he was playing D&D got me remembering The Keep on the Borderlands. Which then got me looking at the D20 licence whilst watching Pirates of the Caribbean 25, which led to me thinking about a D20 Pirate-based setting with short stories and novels tied in. My brain is literally unstoppable.
Alongside those, I’ve had ideas about the Canterbury Tales re-imagined in the 40k Universe, an Imperial Navy-based story revolving around a Penal Air Regiment, a short story with a Ratling sniper, and so on and so forth. My brain feels like it has eaten a large number of Vindaloos.
Maybe, if I was a full-time author, this wouldn’t be such a problem, I’d write them down and then start to write them and submit them or self-publish. Or I’d have even more ideas. Someone should invent a brain-reading device that takes an idea and turns it into a well-written, best selling story.