You know how much I love tech, but the notebooks have been incredibly valuable to me. To start with, they allow me to write down my story ideas without any pressure for it to make sense or for me to edit it. I just scribble the words down.
I'm also able to save it regardless of what computer/laptop I use, and whether I have a system crash or not, the stories survive.
They also give me a starting point on a work day because instead of facing a blank page, I various ideas captured in the notebook.
So. Today I wrote out the start of a story that could be very interesting. Here's the sample first draft:
Remember My Love
“You are the best mommy I’ve ever had,” four-year old Jackson said as he hugged his mother.
“Thank you honey,” Alison Carson said, returning the hug.
“She’s the only mother you ever had, dummy,” Miller, Jackson’s eight year old brother interrupted the sweet moment.
“That’s not true! “Jackson yelled, pulling from his mother. “I had a mom before.”
“Boys!” Alison tried to interrupt the brewing argument.
“Yeah!” Miller yelled back, his voice over-riding his mother’s, tone expressing his disbelief. “When?”
“I don’t remember well,” Jackson mumbled. “But I don’t think she liked me very much.”
Anyhoo, I spent the morning trying to take the story somewhere.