When the idea hits…WRITE IT DOWN!


I’ve been told and have told others that when you think of something to write, write it down right away. Do I listen? Not all the time, I’m afraid. Today was one of those days that I did not listen. In my defense I was not really in a place or time where I could write something down. But I should have at least jot a few notes in my phone that would remind me. I have this free app called Notes. I keep my shopping lists, which movies I have and want to buy, poems, even book edits. I also have a list of food that I have to get when I go up to Anacortes from this wonderful deli called Gere-a-Deli that if I don’t bring home I get the evil eye from my family. I’ll tell you about that little gem in another blog.

I carry a small journal in my purse, I have one in my backpack that I carry around work, I have a pad of paper in the nightstand next to my bed. I even have a small pad in my car. I’ve used them all numerous times. But almost just as many times I haven’t. Like I said before, there are times where I just can’t jot those ideas down because of where I am at and what I am doing. The police do frown upon writing while driving just as much as texting while driving. Still… if you are an aspiring writer please, please, please, even if it’s only a few words to jog your memory, WRITE SOMETHING DOWN!

On that note, while writing this I remembered what it was I was wanting to say earlier. I’ll use it for my blog for tomorrow, which I will jot down a few notes down now so I won’t forget.

Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Copyright 2015 Heidi Barnes


2 thoughts on “When the idea hits…WRITE IT DOWN!

  1. Lindsay

    Heidi you need a Tape Recorder Always Ready to Turn On and Dictate Your Thoughts . Your So Intelligent ,Always Thinking & Creating ! Good Night Sweet Dreams & if You Wake Up during the Night Get Those Dreams Down !

    1. I do try to write in the dark every once in a while. Problem with that is I can’t read it in the morning. LOL I can also use my phone as a sort of tape recorder. Just sometimes saying out loud what is in my head isn’t really for… mixed company. 😀

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