Writing Can Be Murder

March 30, 2007

What was I thinking?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:21 am

Last night I had an epiphany about my WIP.  It was so big, so important, so brilliant that I stumbled out of bed in the dark and scribbled it down.

I just read it in the light of day and there are two major flaws:

1) I can only read every third word (this is a result of my terrible handwriting and the fact that I didn’t turn a light on to write the note)

2) It’s not so brilliant or important or big. It’s pretty much a “duh”.

 I’m going to go take a nap……………



  1. Oh, I hate when that happens. I scribble stuff in the middle of the night too. Or more fun, I write on the white board in the kitchen and enjoy watching DH try to decipher it in the morning and decide if the note was meant as an instruction for him or not. That’s always a hoot!

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — March 30, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  2. I love to see some notes I’ve written on the fly. It’s actually a little like Scrabble mixed with a dash of Pictionary. My problem is I try to minimize by using only keywords. Well, this technique only works if you rememeber what the keywords are supposed to symbolize or point to. Doesn’t always happen that way. Though I have gotten up in the middle of the night before and went straight to the computer to work. It’s much easier to decipher letters if they’re in MS Word than scribbled, but I have yet to break the 3am grammar code.


    Comment by Kat Mancos — March 31, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  3. Jennifer — I can just imagine what my husband would say if he saw my scribble.

    Kat — Love “3 a.m. grammar code”

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — April 3, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

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