The worst part is when you have an idea that you want to write about and it’s all clear and there when you start on it, but then, eventually, you have to stop for whatever reason and do something else (like eat or sleep) and you lose track. The train of thought that you were riding so merrily not too long ago suddenly derailed and there you are in wreckage that doesn’t look or feel likes the place that you knew from before.
Darn it ten times over. Darn it to heck.
Sometimes the idea just passes through as you’re doing something else. I just wrote another blog and whilst I was writing, something crossed my mind and I thought that this should be what I should be writing about next, but once I finished writing what I was writing and posted it, I had lost the idea.
This is irritating at the best of times, downright aggravating at the worst.
Well, I suppose, if it is meant to be my idea, it will come back eventually. I mean, dropping everything to write an idea down is one thing, but to stop writing something in order to get a hold of something else seems foolish. I should finish at least one thing first.
I wouldn’t want to lose both.
So here I am mourning the loss of an idea that I pondered only a few minutes ago and there’s nothing I can do. Sometimes, if you lose something or forget what you wanted to do, it helps to go back. Literally turn around and go back to where you started. Then retrace your steps.
I can’t really rewrite my blog, though. Going back in my head is a bit of a problem. Especially when one has been physically stationary and really only moved in one’s mind.
Alright, there’s nothing for it. I’m going to have to continue with something else in the mean time. The only good thing is that, if the thought doesn’t return to me, I will eventually forget that I had it to begin with. I won’t even clearly remember what exactly I am referring to, should I re-read this bit. It will still be true for all the other times that I’m losing and idea or loosing track of a story.
I do believe, though, that the story I derailed at least is salvageable; as long as it is strong enough anyway.