Friday, July 06, 2007

The plight of the frustrated aspiring writer

It's always the same. The most fantastic ideas come to me when I am driving or otherwise occupied, unable to reach out and write them down. They vanish as fast as they appear, before my inconsistent memory traps them.

The urge to write comes at 8:25 AM when I am late for work and haven't showered yet. But when I have a day off, it never does.

Just another day.


  1. argh! I feel your pain on that one! I always feel inspired at the most inconvenient times, as well. I have a few hobbies that I'm interested in and never seem to find time to do them but when I do have the time, just...not...motivated. Great ideas come to me and I think - this is brilliant! but, they slip away like the morning tide and recalling them in their original splendor is nearly impossible.
    Maybe a handheld mini tape-recorder might help when you get an idea while you're driving?
    I've started putting a pad of paper and a pen next to my bed for ponderings that come to me as I'm drifting off to sleep.

    Good luck to you, Ingrid!

  2. it happens, all the time... la constante...

  3. Easy solution, Ingrid. Get yourself a small hand recorder and keep it in your car. It works, trust me.