*blows smoke off keyboard*
Also, I figured out a bunch of stuff that goes in Mobius Heart yesterday. Including but not limited to characters named Indrapramit, Ferron, and Dexter Coffin. (That last is a Connecticut Joke.)
It might be a murder mystery. I seem to be on an SFnal murder-mystery kick, lately.
The early stages of turning an idea into a story are interesting. Finding the right characters, the right conflict to develop the ideas--it's a delicate balance and it can't really be rushed. Hothoused, yes--heavy reading helps, and so does doing stuff. Inspiration hides under rocks.
Now I have to finish reading this book, and maybe eat some cold cereal. Because omg. HOT.