I don’t know why the human brain allows us to conjure up
such brilliance as we fall asleep, but it does.
Keep a notebook beside your bed and use it…and the ironic thing is my quote above was scribbled into my phone on One Note almost as I fell asleep…so you truly might just capture that moment of magic.
Don’t lose those thoughts, storylines, plans and grand ideas…keep a pen and notebook by your bed, or memo app on your phone…and write them down!
Will Self said on writing:
“Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.”
For me, it’s the moment before awake where ideas mainly drift. I have notebooks everywhere, by my bed and in every bag. I have been known to wake in the night and write in the dark, not just because I don’t want to wake my husband, but mainly because if I switch the light on, those half-dreams will evaporate.
Oh, yes, been there, Julia! I even bought a pen with a light in the nib, and I’ve even scribbled in the dark – hard to decipher in the morning though! Now I just grab my phone and use my note app – still can be difficult to decipher atucorrect in the morning too! lol
I like the pen with a light idea … my phone-typing is awful.
those elusive ideas arrive when I’m about to fall asleep.
Today, while driving, I had a aha moment and promised myself I would remember. Can’t just stop the car, right? Picked and picked my brain for an hour much later in the day. This is one time I found success and scribbled everything down at once! 😀 😀
That’s so true, driving is another of those times when eureka moments hit – I get a lot of plot reveals while driving! It’s either pull over or keep repeating it until there’s a chance to pull over! For me, trying to remember it is so hard!
Trying to remember is hard for me as well. All I need to do is have a conversation with someone, look at someone coming in, or get side-tracked by a word or scratching my nose and that’s it–gone! Course I’m at that age…. 😀 😀 😀
Love the words expressing those fleeting moments before sleep, Lisa. Magical.
Thanks, Tess xxx
You are welcome. Love your writing. ❤
That’s a beautiful quote…just beautiful.
I just HAD to share it on my Facebook timeline. Hope you don’t mind… ❤
I love that you shared it, Michelle, I’d be great if it went viral – you never know! It felt so true when I wrote it x
Thank you so much, Michelle, that means a lot x ❤
Your writing is beautiful!