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Monday, December 15, 2008

Ideas

An old story and here is the short summary: Verba volent scripta manent or - Spoken words blow with the wind, but what is written will remain, so says one Roman saying.

Last night I got two good ideas coming to my mind, ideas that could have been used for curing some of my writing neuroses – as an ingredient in a short story or a blog post or something, but I was too lazy to make some notes about it. As a consequence, in the morning, I was able to recall only one of these ideas. What was left as a result of all this was a mystery from not knowing is the idea I have remembered better or worse than the one I lost, seemingly, forever?

9 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfriedsaid...

Happens to me all the time. All you can do is shrug and move on and trust that you'll have an equally good (or better) idea come at a better time in the future.

Sarah Francosaid...

that's so frustrating!!!! I always keep some paper and a pen next to my bed because of that!

I once read the scientific explanation for that, but I don't remember it :-)

Bobbysaid...

Not much I can say besides I agree with Sarah, and keep a little notepad and pen with me at all times. I sometimes witness something, read something or hear something that strikes me as material for writing and I jot it down. Most of the time, they seem ridiculous later on, but sometimes they are usable. Writing drives me crazy sometimes J.C. lol:)

Dave Kingsaid...

An intriguing question... it is a situation I am rather familiar with, but how to answer your question? Better or worse for what, I suppose you have to ask yourself? Maybe in the asking - or the writing - the other one will pop back into your head.

J. C.said...

Thanks everybody for your inputs, it is surely interesting to see the different aspects of this problem in your views. Cheers!

Michelle Gartnersaid...

Oh my you have been posting prolifically- so much for me to catch up. Since I am in the middle of my work day I will have to come back later. Can't wait to see what all you have posted.

Michelle Gartnersaid...

I have done this before and really felt bad about not writing things down... but I have come to the conclusion that there are so many creative ideas floating around in one's brain that not getting down a few is meant to be. The ones that are important will take root and shape. If it such an important idea or thought process to be written out or used in some other fashion it will come back to you. I don't believe the best ideas are lost forever.

J. C.said...

Hi Michelle, nice to see you around.

harveysaid...

"Verba volent scripta manent or - Spoken words blow with the wind, but what is written will remain, so says one Roman saying."

I had forgotten that one :))

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