I keep a little notebook computer by the bed and enter ideas into an email I send to myself. That way, I don’t lose the pen in the dark!
Okay, you are perhaps thinking to yourself, “This is the sage advice The Daily Post is giving me? Keep a notebook by the bed?” Yes, we are, and for two reasons:
Those moments just before you fall asleep (or just before you wake up) are rife with ideas — your brain is all loosey-goosey, and you make connections you’d never make during the bustle of the day. How many times has this happened to you?
Now, I’m not saying that the world doesn’t want to know your opinons on Homeland. Maybe your Great Idea is Homeland-related. But if you’d had that notebook by the bed, you could be planning your book tour right now; at the very least, we could all be having a good chuckle.
What are you waiting for? You don’t even need a fancy little notebook — any scrap of paper will do. Don’t let the next Great Idea float away in the sea of dreams!
I keep a small Mead(R) FiveStar(R) bright-colored notebook on my night stand. The bright color catches my eye as I retire. It reminds me of the importance of the process as well as the final product. So as I drift off to sleep I open myself up to awareness, to the gift of the idea, to being a channel for my Supreme Being, my Muse. Placing myself into that mode (the present, the here and now) makes me aware that I am a writer and that writing/preparation is critical to all parts of my life and thus steers me away from concerning myself with the past events of that day or the possible events of the next. It works. Not all the time (sort of like dating), but sometimes you get lucky and that, my fellow writers, makes all the dating worth while. Score!
Thanks for this great idea.. I will it
I keep one on the bed. It seems that some of my best inspirations come when I am in some stage or other of a migraine. Gotta’ write it down:)
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