What do you do when inspiration strikes at a really inconvenient time? I know some people who carry a notebook with them everywhere so they can jot down ideas. Others use an app on their phone. Personally I just hope I remember it next time I sit down at the computer. Although I have been known to write it down on a scrap of paper if it really won’t leave me alone. The opening scene for Rosie was like that, disturbing my sleep until I got it out of my head.
This blog post is also a bit like that. I first thought about it as I was drifting off to sleep last night. It was still there in the morning and I’m currently at the beach writing this on my phone (thank god for modern technology). The idea simply wouldn’t leave me alone until it’s written.
And I think that’s when you know it’s important to you because the idea/inspiration won’t disappear until you write it. It’s also, I think, how you know that writing really is something that is a part of you. It’s not so much about being published, but letting the words out so you can function. I’m very distracted when an idea is hanging around and I can’t write about it.
So what do you do when the ideas are flowing and you can’t stop what you are doing to write them down? Mentally I explore them so that when I do get to write them down I very rarely have to edit them. It’s such a relief to let the words out as well.
Let me know what you do and happy creating!