Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Virtual Memory Low

So, I had this idea. It was a Great Idea. You know the kind. It came to me while I was brushing my teeth (which is almost as good a time to get ideas as showering) and I knew it would make a fantastic blog entry.

Unfortunately, it was late, and I had to work the next morning. I sat at the computer and flirted with the idea of staying up a little longer. I stared at the clock. Actually, I stared at the clock long enough to have probably written the entry. But I ultimately decided that it was too late and that if I didn't go to bed immediately, I would be a zombie the next day.

I went to bed.

On the commute from my computer to my bed, I decided it might be good to write the idea down. But I was several feet away from a pad and paper and seriously lacking in all forms of motivation. So, I didn't write it down. After all, with such a Great Idea, how could I forget it?

As I got into bed, I knew I would forget it.

You know what? I forgot it.

I've learned my lesson. I must make a note of Great Ideas before they escape me. This is uncharted territory for me, because up until now I haven't had a problem. I forget things, sure, but never Great Ideas.

Now I know.

Maybe I'd better write down this lesson before I forget it too.



  1. It's usually those great plot fixes and scene connections that vanish from my head. Maybe all those lost thoughts will come back to us someday.

  2. I don't think I've forgotten a Great Idea quite like that, but I've lost count of how many times I've formed the perfect wording for a blog post or a scene in my mind, only to lose it the moment I tried to write it down.

  3. Who knows? Maybe someday we'll find all the Great Ideas, missing socks, and lost dollar bills.

  4. I have a list of blog post ideas in a word document. :D
    Today I got an idea for a particular detail, and I would have forgotten it had we not been talking about it now.
    In case I do forget, I'll write it here:
    Fórdhain knows they have Auras!

  5. I think this has happened to everyone, unfortunately. Just a part of the game.

  6. 1) Very good, Ryan. Now if you forget it, we know where to look!

    2) Elena, I'm slowly finding out how right you are....

    3) Thanks, Carol! :)