Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Storing Ideas

MY BRAIN IS BURSTING WITH THINGS!

It's quite annoying that I have to go to work, I need more time to write and edit and occasionally send things off to get rejected. A backlog is developing and I have to store all this stuff somewhere, my brain...my wonderful brain...

BUT THINGS SOMETIMES SPURT OUT AND ARE LOST!

I've tried various ways to keep track of them which I shall summarise thus:

My Brain (obviously)

The ultimate store thing. I've got a really good one, people like me to be on their quiz teams because of it (this is not hubris, put me on your quiz team). But things still splurge out of it and are lost. Generally the really good exciting things that'll probably make me a fortune. Why do these things go and not the distance a short-bow can be fired in Warhammer Fantasy Battle? I haven't needed to know that for over 15 years...

Notebooks

Pretty handy, I can just note the thing down and forget about them, freeing up space in my brain for remembering obscure facts about goblins. The drawbacks are; losing them; proneness to water and beer; and ultimately my handwriting is so bad it drains motivation like a dozen rejections at once.


Springpad App

I like the Springpad app in Chrome. Drawbacks, I need to be online and they'll probably turn it off or something. There are other apps that do pretty much the same thing. Why did I pick Springpad? No reason, a whim, a fancy, maybe a goblin told me to...

But the problem is even if I note them down in a book or App the idea hangs around my brain throwing the furniture around and beating up my memories (Why do I never forget an idea once I've noted it down?!). I need some kind of secure storage. I wonder if there is a device for writers' ideas, like the containment thing in Ghostbusters. It hangs on your wall and holds all those things that make you a little mad...der...



Maybe I could make it. It might make me rich, so I can stop working and write all the time. I'd better note it down so I can work on it later...

Hmmmmm,

Mark