Sometimes they do. Sometimes when I thought was sheer brilliance at the time was meh. And sometimes they make no sense at all.
So today I was putting in some notes I made yesterday at work and one postit completely baffled me. It sounded like it belonged to some other story entirely.
So I took a break, read a fic, and something in that fic made me realize (proverbial light bulb here) - the reason why it sounded like it was supposed to be in another story was actually because it's meant to be the briefest of flashbacks in this one. Yay! And, it is part of an important emotional plot point. I would have thought I would have remembered that, but no.
I still have several other random incomprehensible notes on my desk. I have to remember that just because I assure myself I'll certainly remember what this note was supposed to mean - chances are I won't. I need to be more explicit - such as "this note will appear in this story HERE."
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