Why can’t I remember the perfect blog topic I thought of this morning?
This seems to be a writer’s dilemma.
So I went to a local craft store and bought a dry-erase board. I hung the board in my shower. It dawned on me that I have many ideas while standing there without a pen or paper in sight. Too many times I’m left repeating a “great line” over and over again hoping I remember it by the time I get to my desk. Too many times the words have been forgotten.
Now I have no excuse.
This may sound practical or it may sound crazy.
It’s a bit of both.
It’s also accepting that a perfect idea can be fleeting. Or at least an idea can be fleeting. It can take a while to discover if the idea is great or not.
With this blog, my new book, and all the various other writing I work on each day, I can’t have ideas getting lost. Many are washed away and spiral down my shower’s drain.
Who knows, this might lead to me making a grocery list or notes about my personal training clients on the board. Or “Increase Daphne’s plank time”, or “Buy milk”, or “More BOSU ball exercises for Pat”.
It might mean I spend more time in the shower. I look forward to messages from the “green” fanatics that believe we need to conserve water (don’t fret, I own a low-flow showerhead… save your complaints for someone else).
When I was young I don’t remember the need the write everything down. And there lies the issue, I can’t even remember that.
Reality check: I take long showers and I am an old writer.