What I’m about to share with you might seem obvious. However, I think as human beings we tend to always be in a rush or think that we can remember everything when, in reality, we sometimes forget even the most important of things.
As writers, it is very important that when we come up with an idea for a story, poem, or other form of literature, that we write it down! Even if we are currently working on another project, it is essential that we get those creative juices down on paper before they get lost in the shuffle.
Just the other night, I thought of a story idea. Let me tell you that even after looking over the idea in the light of the morning, I still like it very much and intend on using it for my next novel (or short story – we’ll have to see)! The moment I thought of the idea, I took the opportunity to grab my phone and write it down. Later on, the next morning, I decided to start a notebook and fill it with any other ideas that I may come up with along the way.
I think for some of us, even thinking of writing another story while still working on another one may seem like too much to bear. We may feel extra pressured to finish our work in progress as soon as possible. Please try not to feel this way – there is no reason to. Look at coming up with a fresh, new idea as a good thing! Take your time with your current work in progress and when you’re all done, you can begin working on something new!
One thing I’d like to urge all writers to do is to try to write down your new ideas as soon as possible! Even if you think you’ll remember the idea later on, you may miss something vital due to not jotting it down sooner! Take pride in your ideas and don’t let them slip through your fingers!