Submerged in my Idea Notebook



I take many notes when I am writing.  Some of my ideas that I scribble down make the cut in the final project, some don’t.  Inspirations come at different times of the day and night, I jot them down in no particular order that turns into a jumbled mess of thoughts.  I wish I could keep them in a neat organized notebook but alas, my self-diagnosed ADD fights me on this 🙂 .  When a writing project is going very well, the images and ideas play in my head like a movie and if I do not get concepts at least on paper, I feel I lose valuable ideas and formation of plot lines.

Yes, I submerge myself in my own notes.    

This practice use to bother me, having all these partial ideas and snips of paragraphs of my story in a small bundle of my idea notebook, but this is my creative process and it seems to work better for me than whatever I was doing before.  Once the ideas are down and out of my head I can start to formulate an outline.  Simple really.  I think the idea of writing scares many people because they believe in order to write they need to sit down and type out a book in completeness from the beginning to The End with ease.  It doesn’t happen that way unless you are Hemingway, which by the way would type at his old fashioned typewriter while standing!

These ideas I write down are beneficial when I am on chapter five and I realize the plot has a hole in it and need to rewrite, move, or scrap a whole chapter- it happens…  Holes do happen, especially the longer the writing project and you won’t get lost in the ‘no idea abyss’ if you have taken time to write down your ideas at the beginning of your project when it’s new in your mind.  That is when the scribbled notes come in handy!  Ideas, Ideas, and more Ideas!  The more I write down at the beginning of my story in my idea notebook the easier it flows later when I’m having a ‘no idea’ day (AND those days do happen).   

So if you are having hesitations about writing or blogging grab a trusty pen & notebook, and write, write, write.  I promise ideas will come to you that you will want to write about and it will be a great resource on those days that you don’t have any ideas to write about. 

So get submerged in your own Idea Notebook!

Happy Writing!! 

About neasha1

Hello!! Welcome to my blogging home, come on in and make yourself at home. Have a glass of iced tea, have a seat and we can visit. If you like what you read then you can sign up for A Brunette's Reflection over on the right hand side to get email updates. I'm never boring! Okay, Maybe sometimes according to my teenage sons and husband. :) I am the author of Junior Size Faith that was released in May of 2012 and I have been writing ever since. My newest book Trellis was released in November of 2016 and I haven't slowed down. :) If you would like to contact me, leave me a message :) Or Follow my Pinterest Boards if you dare-- I'm addicted!

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  1. There is a special place in my heart for anyone that can make any sense of my ramblings. I cannot count the times someone has said to me “woo, back up. What on earth are you talking about?” because I have started speaking half way through the conversation I am having in my own head, and have decided only now, half way through the thought, to clue in the other person. I have a saying “If I don’t write it down it doesn’t exist in my world.” and that couldn’t be more true.


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