Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mad Scientist Writing




This is the pile of notes that have accumulated on my bedside table since I've been back from my research trip.

Can you tell I'm having a hard time sleeping lately?

I feel like a mad scientist, jotting down random snippets of prose or plot ideas. I swear the rest of my life is crazy organized--and even my research notes and hard copy edits--but this particular pile is, well... not.

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. --Nietzsche

I am now off to weed out the junk and put the decent sticky-notes to good use in birthing some sort of star. Hopefully not a supernova.

And by the way, hello again!



15 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lovely to have you back.

Yvonne.

L.G.Smith said...

Hello again!

Love that quote by Nietzsche.

storyqueen said...

Most gorgeous bedside table ever!

And welcome back!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

They look a bit like autumn leaves. I think it's an inspiring pile that should birth a galaxy.

Renee Yancy said...

I hope you're going to post some photos and share some of the historical tidbits you learned!

Mark Noce said...

Alright, glad to hear that the research is going well:) Mad scientists rock! ;)

VR Barkowski said...

Welcome back! Hey, all your notes are in one place. That makes you pretty darned organized by my standards. (And they look pretty, too!)

Jemi Fraser said...

I agree with VR - definitely organized enough. Have fun with the rest! :)

Court Ellyn said...

Love that colorful, disordered pile! It's wonderful that the trip brought on this kind of creativity.

This week I frantically searched for a nearby sheet of paper to scribble down a bit of dialog. The only thing I could find was the blank white side-flap of my Proactive Acne Medication box.

Maybe I should start carrying a pad of sticky notes in my back pocket? Hmm...

Natalie said...

I think your pile is incredibly organized! All of your notes are in the same place! When I jot things down they end up on little scraps of paper and most get thrown away before I can use them. Plus yours are pretty (and what an AWESOME bedside table--I love the cool tiles.

Miranda Hardy said...

I love that pile! I bet the research trip was wonderful. Now, the real work begins. lol

Susan R. Mills said...

I have a similar pile that needs organizing. Welcome back! I just came back myself. Can't wait to catch up with you.

Taryn Tyler said...

I love chaos. I think I'm a little bit addicted. Nietzsche was diffinately onto something. I couldn't do half of my creative work without a lttle bit (ok maybe a lot) or disorder now and then. I think your pile of sticky notes indicates a very inspirational research trip.

Vicki Tremper said...

Hey, Stephanie, welcome back! I love your star-shaped sticky notes. Very inspiring. And that table is gorgeous!

Margo Berendsen said...

I love that your notes are star-shaped! And the supernova reference - grin ;)