Sunday, May 8, 2011

I hate it when that happens...

The other night, I had the best idea for a book.  It was a murder mystery kind of thing and as I was about to drift off to sleep, I was thinking of plot twists and even character names, for Pete's sake, and getting really excited.  I couldn't wait to write it all down 'tomorrow.'

So you know what I'm going to say, right?  'Tomorrow' came, but the book idea did not.  I had forgotten it.  The whole thing.  Other than the fact that it was the best idea for a book and it was a murder mystery kind of thing.  I love those murder mystery kinds of things. 

I have now decided I will never procrastinate on writing down a book idea again.  Nevereverever. 

I have decided this before.  Quite a few times, actually.  Almost as many times as I've decided to lose weight.  And I never get around to it.  But I've never had an amazing, fresh, creative idea go POOF and disappear like this before. 

Of course, I've never had an amazing, fresh, creative idea before, period.  Bwaaha.  I kill me sometimes.

So, from now on...  I'm writing down my book ideas as I have them.  There's this one idea in particular that's been clunking around in my big 'ol head forever.  It may not be the best book idea I've ever had, but there could be a good story in there somewhere.  I think...

I don't really remember.

2 comments:

lookingforgeorge said...

Keep a notebook by your bed! And in your purse! And in the kitchen. And by the washing machine. And in your car. Crap. Just get a notebook and carry it around for when those fresh, creative ideas hit so you don't lose them. If you ever write a book, I will be your biggest fan. :)

Michelle said...

Awww! How sweet are you? I shall tie a notebook around my neck just for you, dear. And if I ever do write that book? You've just earned yourself a free copy- autographed, of course. That ought to be worth a good 40 cents or so.