Act swiftly when a good idea strikes
It wasn’t until recently that I really understood how important it is to be prepared for a good idea. It is amazing how forgettable a good idea is.
I woke up this morning with the most extraordinary images, idea and story in my head.
My heart was racing when I woke and I was struck with a feeling of wonder and owe. In my dream, I had been on the most epic, emotional and vivid adventure of my life. I was desperate to know what happened next. There were new characters I had just met and we were sailing, or floating, charging towards some destiny, demanding the water to move with us. I woke more motivated and excited than I have been in weeks. I rolled towards the center of the bed, my partner smiled, said good morning and kissed me.
The stories disappeared.
They were gone. I have one scene left – the last of the dream that I can half conjure. Of a man, with the water moving through him, standing on the edge of life, his hands raised demanded to be let through. I don’t know what to make it now. The visions are gone. The characters, gone. I wasn’t prepared, there was no paper beside my bed, no pen, to lamp to switch on in the darkness. I rolled towards my partner instead of towards my laptop.