Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Famous Last Words

Blast tired eyes and comfy, warm blankets. Drat to breath slowing and clouding out reality. Tisk tisk to not writing down a great idea.

I blame myself. Yet, blaming it all on an inanimate object would make me feel better.

What I'm eluding to is this: Last night as I was tucked tight in my bed, I had a killer idea for a blog post. Of course, I had that angering thought pass through my head that goes like this:
"I'll remember it in the morning. Just go to bed."

To any writer, those are your famous last words... I'll remember it in the morning.
Did I remember the fantastic idea in the morning?

Nope.

I tried to grasp hold of it throughout the day with no luck.

Suck. Super Suck. Super Duper Suck!

So, write down a brilliant writing idea. You'll thank yourself later, or when you wake up thinking you'd remember it.

Has this happened to you? Or were you smart and wrote it down?

Silly me.

Hugs

Writing Jewels

12 comments:

  1. Yes, that's why I do write them down right away. I don't remember what I had for dinner last night - not a chance I'll remember a blog post idea.

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  2. Yes, all the time. I keep a notebook next to me at night now though. Lol

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    1. That's what I should do. Sometimes I grab my iPhone a pop them into the notes app. That's what I should have done. Drat!

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  3. Not only do I have a notebook by my bed, but I have a pen that lights up so I can write without having to turn on a light. I hated having great ideas and lines that never survived the night. A while ago, I read an article by a poet I like named Charles Simic about how you always need a notebook and I absolutely agree with him.

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    1. I must get that pen. Although, I don't have someone sleeping in my room with me, so I wouldn't be disturbing someone's sleep. ;)

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  4. I remember most of the time, sometimes though I forget, but it usually comes back to me

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    1. It must be the cat; helps you remember.

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  5. I forget where I park at the store, thats why I had kids. They are my little GPS's.
    I need to keep a notebook near me so I can remember things.

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    1. Bahahaha Love it! Thanks for giving me a chuckle.

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  6. I've done that before. I try to keep a notebook and pen within arms distance of where I sleep so I don't even have to roll over. It's pretty funny trying to decipher my handwriting the next morning though. Writing in the dark is a risky business.

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    1. Indeed. There was once that I couldn't read it. Blast.

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