Thursday, April 11, 2013
A-Z Challenge! J Day
My word for the day JOT. Like, JOT down your thoughts. There have been so many times (usually at night when I'm in bed), that I come up with the most fantastic story ideas or plot line or hole-fixer and I think, "That's so awesome, there's no way I'm going to forget that."
And then I do.
However, when it's really important, apparently my subconcious takes over for me. I'm writing a battle unicorn story right now, and one morning I came upstairs to see a whole page of handwritten notes about the white unicorn. I didn't write them before I went to bed. I don't remember writing them. But there they are, in my handwriting. Well played, brain. Well played.
I have friends who carry around small notebooks with them wherever they go. I think that's an awesome idea! I have an app on my smartphone, but it takes me so long to type anything in that I don't even bother. Maybe I'm too old for apps. Who knows.
What kinds of methods do you use to JOT down your ideas/thoughts? Anything I haven't thought of?