30 days of blog: Author things -- Morning Inspiration

"I don't need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me" Ray Bradbury

*If memory serves, there is another type of morning inspiration that also works wonders, but we'll stick to ideas for this bloggy-blog.*

So one of the best feelings in the world is when a new idea for a novel or project wakes me up with a gentle whisper..."hey, wouldn't it be awesome if we wrote about this?"

And sleepy me replies, "Mmmmm...yes that would be a great story. We should write about that."

And then my muse waits a minute for me to either get up or put it in ColorNotes on my phone. "Ahem...."

"No, I got it. It's a great idea." Pat pat to the little fairy that lives in my head. "I won't forget."

And then she proceeds to list off every other time I have had an idea that was "too good to forget" and then I wake up a little later and have forgotten everything other than I HAD a good idea. (AH past tense...sometimes you make me so sad.)

So I blindly reach for my phone, open one eye enough to sort of see and type it into ColorNotes so it is not lost. Then I snuggle back into my covers.

"You know...it would be awesome if the opening line was this..."

I'm up...let's get to work.