I should write them down when I wake up. As soon as I do, though, they begin to jumble and cloud over, lose detail. By the time I actually heft my considerable a$$ out of bed, they’re mostly gone. Only impressions remain, and that’s not anything I can work with, usually. Poof! Good story ideas, gone into the aether.
I have bad eyes too, so rolling over while in bed to jot them into a notepad is out of the question. My solution is a digital recorder, but right now there’s no money for that stuff. I have to wait until the employment fairy visits me again. I wish she’d hurry up; stupid b1tch is killin’ me, pardon my French.
I’ve lost blog posts this way too. I get really good ideas for blogging at extremely inconvenient times. If I had a digital recorder I could just slap ‘em in there and have ‘em to transcribe later. But no. I’m still broke, I’m still losing ideas, and I’m still a little miffed that a memory which has been so faithful to me for so long – and in fact can remember details of books I read in the early 80s and movies I’ve seen as a child – fails me when it comes to something about which I’m so passionate (writing and blogging … yeah, blogging, okay? I admit it).
How do you guys go about keeping track of your ideas? Maybe you’re one of those who just sits down to type it out. Maybe you’re someone who doesn’t have a problem remembering their good ideas when they strike you. Or maybe you do some jotting, note-taking, recording or something to keep them all at your fingertips.
Whatever your solution, I’m interested in hearing about it. Mine certainly isn’t working. Care to share?
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