11 October 2007

Memories, in the corner of my mind

I used to remember things. Whole paragraphs I'd tuck into a pot in the back of my mind without needing to write them down. They'd simmer and, when, ready, I'd collect them, full of spices melding flavors.
Now, I have an idea for a post, and by the time I type in the URL, poof! It's gone.
I make a better magician than an historian.
No matter. I plug ahead.
This morning I have the opportunity to guest teach on writing and being a writer. In one class, we'll talk about setting and using your five senses to create the stage and how that contributes to the story itself. In the other class, we'll talk about the hero's journey. Should be fun. I'll have to let you know how it goes.
Hopefully I'll remember things.
It's a good thing I have my handy-dandy Nancy Drew pad in my purse for just such occassions.


Claudia said...

yeah, I always have brilliant ideas as I'm running around, but sit in front of the computer or notebook? Poof! gone!

Christianne said...

That's cool that you get to talk to those classes. I look forward to hearing how it goes!

PS: So, is your new profile pic one that you took at this year's ACFW conference? (Wasn't your other one taken at last year's conference? Clever girl.)

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Welcome to the onset of old age. ;)

Pamela said...

you aren't old enough for that. You just have sooooo much going on that things are slipping over the edge like a full glass.

Gina Conroy said...

Multiply your forgetfulness times four kids and you got...ME!

I used to be early to every appointment (at least 15) and never had to writer anything down. NOW I'm usually late and have on several occasions forgot things!