I wish I could get my best ideas while I’m sitting at my computer ready to write. But it rarely seems to happen that way. I get my inspiration in places where I have less man-made stimulation, it seems.
My best ideas come in three places:
- The majority of my ideas come in the shower. This is one place where I can’t do anything about the idea except just remember it. I then write it down after my shower. Maybe it’s because I feel the calmest at that time.
- Many of my ideas come while I’m outside walking. I have nothing to write on! If I’m on a long walk, I have the risk of forgetting my idea, unless I spent a significant amount of time developing it. That happens often, though. I get an idea and run it through my mind while I’m walking. This is my ideal idea development time.
- The third is the most irritating, and probably very common for many people. In bed before going to sleep. I can rarely remember these ideas! Why does this happen? I wish I had some kind of notepad I could write on while I’m falling asleep, but my mind and body aren’t in any condition to respond that way.
Where do you get your best ideas?