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Re: Newbie alert...

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 4, 2001, 22:08
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Frank George Valoczy wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Oskar Gudlaugsson wrote: > > > On Tue, 3 Apr 2001 14:47:53 -0700, Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...> > > wrote: > > But I have a feeling that will change now; I've been having lots of stuff > > boiling in my head for a while, that still need to be formulated. Don't you > > all know sitting down at the computer, opening the word processor, staring > > at the screen for 5 minutes and then giving up? After thinking about this > > brilliant idea the whole day... > > Do I ever know that feeling! I especially hate it when I'm riding on a > crowded bus or train or ferry (thus not being able even to make the > quickest of notes) and I come up with something great...then when I > finally have opportunity to write it down it's a blank...
<laugh> I remember one teacher told us about a writer-friend who was paranoid about waking up in the middle of the night and losing a wonderful story idea (though in my experience most ideas you get in the middle of the night don't look quite as wonderful in the morning) that he had notepads and pens scattered all over his house. I'm not quite that bad, but I generally carry a small notebook at least, and to heck with whoever has to deal with my elbows. <rueful look> I actually lose musical theme-ideas much more easily than I lose things you can write down in a language (story/language ideas). I have a collection of random music written down in bad quasi-tablature (but I can read it and that's what matters). YHL