Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Promise

I hate it when I come up with a good idea for a blog, don’t write it down, and then STRUGGLE to find the topic in my brain!

And it was a good topic, at least a good topic to rant about. That much I know.

James Taylor said in an interview (I think on CBS Sunday Morning – not sure, I don’t normally watch the show, but I was looking for the weather and stopped to see what James Taylor had to say), that his ideas come floating down from the sky. If he doesn’t catch them, they will drop to the ground and be forgotten.

How true is that? It’s apparently true for me!

And it’s not like I don’t have a pad of paper with a pen in every room of the house. There’s no excuse. I should know better by now. I’ve let too many ideas fall to the ground.

So, today, on my birthday (yep, another year older, that’s me), I’m making a promise to myself to WRITE down all my ideas as they occur. Regardless of what time it is (even if it’s 3:00 a.m.). I don’t want to lose another one to the ground.


Jen said...

I have learned to always have a pad of paper and pen on me, or my cell phone with a little notepad on it, notes are so crucial for me and they benefit completely when written down. I may never use them but I like to keep that opportunity there.

I agree with James Taylor, mine do come floating from the sky, stardust falls and when I'm dreaming they float around inside my head. Writing truly is beautiful and so is coming about the ideas!

Piedmont Writer said...

Happy Birthday! As sorry as this sounds I even have pad and paper in the bathroom. I get my best ideas in the shower.

Stacy McKitrick said...

I have a pen & paper in the bathroom, too. And my purse. My problem is waking up in the middle of the night with an idea and not getting up to write it down. I won't do that anymore. Sleep be damned!

Lucky for me, I DID manage to remember what I WANTED to blog about. Not near as interesting as I thought (ha ha), but I wrote it down so I won't forget it and will eventually use it for another blog.