catalenamara (catalenamara) wrote,

Sometimes those cryptic notes make sense...

Whenever I'm in the middle of writing a long story - like now - random bits of inspiration pop up in my mind at inconvenient times, such as when I'm in the shower, or the middle of the night, or, frequently, when I'm at work taking a brief break. At work I hastily scribble down my thoughts on repurposed postit notes, stick them in my purse and hope they make sense later on.

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."

Posted to LJ and Dreamwidth. Comment wherever you prefer. :-)

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.