Thanks for all of the thoughtful comments on my previous post (showing here: http://www.redroom.com/blog/stephen-evans/i-will-write-no-more-forever). I wanted to expound a bit more - a good sign I guess, for me anyway.
I'm a man a few words, and a very slow writer. My two books (one published) each took eight years to write. My first play also took eight years, and my new one is twenty and counting. To keep going that long on one work I need more than inspiration, I need two things: characters I enjoy being alone with, and a big idea, something to keep me intellectually challenged from year to year.
So my question is: how many big ideas does a writer get?