I have a few more tips that should be added to my Note to Self:
- never go to bed without writing down that idea you got while dozing off. You'll never remember it in the morning
- that stray thought that seemed brilliant by the light of the moon? It may not be up to snuff come daylight
I hate to be redundant, but I cannot discount the importance of the nap. Especially after that latest story idea that popped in my head just as I was dozing off last weekend. The cool thing? It happened again!
I made just a few simple notes on the story, but it wasn't quite there yet, so I left it to percolate.
Last night, as I was falling asleep, the Muse must have been kneeling by my bed, whispering more tidbits, because my eyes snapped open and I got my trusty notebook (as per tip #1 above) and jotted down the final threads of the story.
So, my plans for the weekend include a quick outline, followed by my diving into the first draft of the story. Thankfully, all it took was a little time for my brain to conjure up more creepiness, and thus my idea didn't fall prey to the horrors of tip #2 above.
Now, to write the strange little tale. Hopefully I won't blow it 🙂