Last week, when I mentioned ‘How-to Write’ books and how they all contain a specific bit of storytelling advice, it reminded me of something else they all tell us to do. Which is: to capture every thought, no matter how small in a notebook of some kind. To fill ’em up.
I’m bad at writing in notebooks. But I’m not bad at writing in WordPress, apparently. I noticed today that I have 113 (that’s one hundred and thirteen) drafts saved in the backend of this blog (and, yes, I do backup). By golly, that feels like quite a few. Quite a few nuggets waiting to become full posts or books or articles or digital hogwash in my trash bin.
Makes me feel a bit rich, to be honest. Like I have a full tank of gas in reserve, should this main nozzle run dry.
Are you saving your thoughts? Storing them away in case a long hard winter should happen to befall you? How? Where?
…or, for those of you cringing, shaking your head or possibly cursing, why not?
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