Randon Notes on Being a Writer - #42
Genius never strikes at convenient times. Be prepared to lose sleep, be late for appointments and drop all the things you're supposed to be doing when those AHA moments hit (and leave enough time, because the AHA is usually followed by several hours of mad typing or scribbling).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVER SAY TO YOURSELF: "I really gotta go to bed. I'll remember to write this all down when I wake up in the morning". You will remember only that you had a stroke of genius, it will be gone forever from your consciousness, and you will kick yourself in the ass for days - nay - forever. It's a mistake that most writers make several times in their lives. It's like forgetting what an ice-cream headache feels like and, once again, wolfing down that DQ Banana Cream Pie Blizzard in just a few tasty gulps.
So remember, children - "Don't Wolf the Blizzard!" Keep a notebook & pencil or laptop with you at all times, and when nuggets of gold hit you, get up out of bed, out of the shower, off your boyfriend - AND WRITE THEM DOWN.
Here endeth the lesson. Now I'm gettin' my ass to bed.
Hugs to you all,