While I was running this week, I came up with an awesome idea for an ebook.
I typed furiously as soon as I got home, trying to get the idea in all of its pieces onto my computer before it escaped from my brain. Now I’m eager to work on this project, to flesh it out while my idea-energy is flowing.
Except I’m going to be in the car this entire weekend. I’m driving down to Georgia for my writer’s residency at Hambidge, and that means a good 15 hours behind the wheel.
So I’m planning to try something different. I’m going to bring my digital recorder — the one I used to stick in the middle of reporter scrums — and talk to it during my drive south. I’m thinking I’ll be able to at least capture the essence of what I want to write, and I can transcribe it when I have time.
Has anybody else used this audio recorder method? Did it work for you? I’m such a visual creator — I like to see my words on the page — that I imagine my brain will process differently when I speak my ideas.
How do you save your ideas when you can’t write?