The Writer’s Tablet – Midnight Inspiration
If you’re a writer, you know how inspiration can come at any moment. I have pages of notes and tidbits of writing ideas, but these ideas did not originate on the pages. Originally, many of these tidbits were penned onto my palm or wrist, scribbled on the back of a book, or even on a roll of toilet paper. I’ve even been known to ink a barely discernible phrase onto my bed sheet in the middle of the night.
For a couple of years, however, I took my sudden inspirations for granted. I would awaken in the middle of the night and think to myself, “If this idea is really worth writing down, I’ll remember it in the morning at a proper hour.” Thus, I have a gap of about two years where I denied my midnight inspirations. The morning would come and I would be at a loss. For shame! How many best-sellers did I pass by due to my laziness?
I’ve learned my lesson, though. You’ll find me at 2 a.m. many mornings, writing on my pillowcase! 😉
See you on the next page!
Read other D.I. Telbat’s posts from his Writer’s Tablet.