Doncha hate it when you get an idea and you’re not anywhere that you can write it down? Like when driving? Little hard to rummage around in your purse, find that notebook and pen and then try to scribble down something legible while doing 70 miles per hour on the expressway. Haven’t had to do that in awhile, thank goodness, but I have had to rummage while driving. Not easy to do. Nowadays, I tend to keep a notebook and pen handy … even while driving.
Same thing at night. It always seems like an idea will come to me when I’m in the in between point of wakefulness and sleep. Never, ever, tell yourself that you’ll remember it in the morning. You never do. You’re better off flipping on the light, getting out that notebook and pen and scribbling down the idea. Hell, I’ve written pages of stuff in the middle of the night … just because a germ of an idea invaded my subconscious.
Sure it makes for a disrupted night … but believe me, its worth it. I’ve gotten some of my best ideas when I’m in the la-la land of just about falling asleep. Now the shower? Nope, can’t do anything about that. They don’t make waterproof paper and I really wouldn’t want to try scribbling ideas in the steamy mirror.