Good Monday morning!
The Bleu in the title is not a typo – I did it on purpose. We’ll get to why shortly 🙂
I want to go into blogs for a minute. Some people are just born to write them – they are witty, informative, fun to read, and impressive from where I’m sitting. Take our blog for instance: Women and Words is full of these amazing writers.
I don’t consider myself one.
Talented authors have the ability to make it look easy and effortless.
I’m letting you in on a secret – I agonize over my turn – I may even drip blood on the keyboard while banging my head against the desk. I don’t have a problem with giveaways or praising another author. There is already a subject there for me to draw on.
I may have, once or twice, wrote an amazing one on a fascinating subject that slipped into the ethernet somewhere while my internet had a hissy fit and froze. Of course, that was before the blog had mercy on me and autosaved. So really, I have no excuses now.
So, let me toast all the elusive and wonderful ideas that I simply CAN’T remember when it comes down to me and the white page titled: Add New Post.
Nor can I find one of the notes I’ve written myself and put away just for that reason. I have no idea where they go – another realm perhaps? I can’t ever find them when I’m in need for one. I wouldn’t put it past my resident ghosts to hide them and laugh at me either.
It all comes down to one thing for me in the end: wanting to write something that entertains on a Monday morning.
And I’m totally okay if it comes at my expense. I do some funny stuff – and really, if I can’t laugh at myself, I’d be a pretty miserable person.
Why am I telling you this?
Because it’s been over a year since I got a phone that was smarter than me and a memo section that would guarantee I wouldn’t lose those little scraps of paper.
I could put the ideas into the “memo” section of my phone!
I was quite proud of myself for thinking of it and typed in some thoughts for blog material.
Then promptly forgot.
Until the next time I had an idea in the middle of the month and input my inspiration into my smart phone and realized – hey, I’ve got some good ideas in this!
Then promptly forgot as soon as I closed the memo section.
I’m sure you get the picture at this point 🙂
So, in the interest of getting to my point – this is what I have put in my memo section over the last year…
And what I actually remember about the prompt in the first place.
Starting at the bottom:
Trinity: This one has a re-ally good idea about a Vampire series... I’ll have to keep this one.
No text: This is a soundbite with some creative swearing (in my voice) asking – okay bitching… “how does this freaking thing work? I don’t want to “bleeping” record anything.” I can probably delete that one.
Blog… Women and Words: Write about characters that are younger than my children. I’m going to keep that one – it’s a good subject.
Blog: Soundtrack of my life starting with KC & the Sunshine Band… LOL – I’m not laughing the LOL is in the original note. And idea I had when my favorite singers were passing away with alarming frequency. I might keep.
Blog: Vietnam Veteran. I can remember this prompt because I was crying when I wrote it after I met him at the Walmart.
Use dream for Blog: Bleu Kitten. I don’t know if I meant a french cat or it was indeed a typo. I’ve forgotten the dream entirely. I wonder if that means I should delete this memo or wait until I remember? Hmm. It sounds entirely too interesting to get rid of it yet.
Blog: Fixadent and the Commode. I’m embarrassed to say I DO remember this one and decided not to write it to protect the innocent – or spare the guilty. I’m not sure.
There’s also a couple of memos about ghostly encounters I’ve had around the house. I actually use those in my books. Note to self: Check the memo section in your phone.
I have my medicine list for my appointments – because I have to.
The next three are snippets of conversations that I’ve overheard that I want to use in my stories. Of which I probably won’t remember to put them in – but hey – I have them!
Two more book ideas.
Three more snippets.
And the last – meaning the most recent – is Lavender and Brick dust. I’m sure it means something regarding spiritual protection and the book I’m currently working on – the note says “research this.”
So – there you have it. A peek into my overactive brain that has great ideas – but forgets what they are.
Hope ya’ll have a wonderful day. If any of the ideas interest you at all – let me know and remind me… LOLOL
Congrats to all the 2017 Golden Crown Literary Finalists! You rock.
A shout out and big congrats to the birth of Dirt Road Books.
And because we’re all here…. my book: Meet Me in the Middle – dropped to the shelves on April 20th and is now available. Early reviews are looking good – thank you! After a long absence – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and thoughts. 🙂