Stop. Don't write that book. Don't compose that music. And please... don't take that photo.
Haven't you realized this already? Everything you're planning on doing has already been done.
Besides, some one else had the idea first so you really should stop thinking, while you're at it.
Cease and desist. That's what the cops say, right?
I just got the most bizarre email. I've been told that I'm "using (re: stole?) [this person's] idea to photograph the people of San Francisco." Wow. I didn't realize that such a novel idea as that had been copyrighted. I also didn't see where you line up to get your photo taken.
All you people on SF flickr groups, you gotta stop taking photos of your friends. You're using her idea too, and she might send you an email also. And all of you great local photo bloggers, like you and you and you and you and you and you, no more photo shoots. Even if you're a pro. There's a new game in town, and you're not it. Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news. Even you, you staff photographers for SF Gate, I know it's your job to take pictures of people in San Francisco, but you guys better find something else to do.
But for those of you who wrote to me and encouraged me to tell you more stories of the people of this city, and those of you who've asked me over time to take your photos, I'm gonna say abso-fucking-lutely and let me get some batteries.
So, I'll be seeing some of you on the other side of the camera soon. And for those of you who missed it, the SF photo project is here.