You had better write it down. I’m always having these brilliant ideas and thinking I need to remember that. I write a devotional every other day and a health blog every day. That’s 547 articles a year. I need many ideas for writing. The fact is there are many ideas floating around and many land in my brain for fleeting moments. I keep saying I’d need to write that down.
I’m not vain, but I really don’t like carrying around a bunch of stuff in my shirt pocket. Remember the old pocket protectors? I have been known to wear those in times past. I needed several pens and things I used for work. They called people like that geeks. But they were practical. Now I don’t want to carry a little notebook and a pen and pencil plus some breath fresheners all stuffed into my shirt pocket.
Yet writers must write it down when they get a thought. In the restaurant, I’ll grab a napkin and write something down or have Charlene write it down because I don’t even have a pen.
Women can carry notebooks and pens around in their purses. I haven’t reached the point where I carry a man purse. They do make them and some men carry them. There has to be some dignity left. I do have a laptop case I carry. I put a notebook and a calendar in there for traveling. I don’t just carry it around. I would if I was going to a Wi-Fi spot, maybe McDonald’s, Starbucks or even Caribou. But I not normally one for sitting there for hours looking at my laptop.
In fact, I really dislike going to a coffee shop and find a dozen people with their laptops taking up all the tables. I went into a Starbucks in Anaheim, California and everyone was staring at their laptop or Ipad or something. I had to wait for a spot to sit.
I met an owner of a coffee shop in Hilton Head who got rid of their Wi-Fi spot because people would come in and unplug his window signs and then plug-in their laptops. Or they had extensions cords they ran across the floor to a plug-in.
With all that said – I still need to find a clever way to write it down. I don’t know how many thoughts I just couldn’t remember when I sat down to write. Urg. Yep, I need to write down my brilliant ideas–some are more brilliant than others.