This is SOOOOO very true people!
There are days that I literally beat myself up because I didn’t write down all the things I should have written down during the first 40+ years of my life. (I have the black eyes to prove it)
If you have an i-Phone – SIRI is very capable of taking a note for you in the middle of the night if you don’t have pen and paper. But seriously…if you are going to be a writer…you should ALWAYS have pen and paper with you. The downside to SIRI is that sometimes she doesn’t understand 3:00 AM garble that is spewing from your tired lips and your note may not make ANY sense to you when you finally get around the reading it the next day.
Now….the only thing that I can say about Ms. Oliver’s quote above….is that most writers are NEVER asleep at 3:00 AM. It just does not happen! (the real reason I have black eyes – dark circles)
So take a note to yourself.
Self: WRITE IT DOWN!
SIRI: RIGHT GET DOWN!