April 27, 2010
Tuesday Testimonial: Write It Down
Aye. I had a great idea for Tuesday Testimonial. It was cut and dry, no-frills, good stuff to share. That's all I can remember. I thought of it on our trip while we were out walking around. Surely I would remember. There was no reason I wouldn't, never mind the fact that we were doing the Smithsonian shuffle and my sensory systems were on overload. Never mind that my feet hurt because I was wearing new shoes (dumb) and mentioned shin splints twice. Never mind that the Civil War wing made me want to cover my ears (?) and run out of the halls to find something on Rock history because the accounts were overwhelming my emotions. Unfortunately, I ran to the WWI wing.
So, yeah, I forgot my idea.
But then I remembered it again in a flash of clarity! We were in the noisy, bouncy little airplane between SLC and YRA (that's Yellowstone Regional Airport here in Cody, folks, way back in E Gate... we get to walk on our plane from the ground. To quote the attendant, "Out the door, first plane on the left, thank you, have a nice flight.") But I remembered my idea and sighed with relief and CONTINUED READING Brandon Sanderson's Elantris. So, no, I don't remember it at all. I remember Elantris, though. That was way more awesome than any post I could have written.
It'll come to me just before I drift off to sleep tonight. I'll make sure I have a pen and notebook waiting.
Do you have a favorite little notebook for keeping your ideas where they ought to be?