Just because I can't remember the title of a book I wrote eons ago--started last year, or maybe the year before...or the year before that...who knows, but since any of those possible times I've written lots of books.
But now, since it's No. 2 of the 6 contracted books I need to work on, I had to pull it out and wanted to rewrite the beginning. Five thousand words done, 85,000 to go!
Yet, I couldn't remember the title! :)
It really isn't a sign of losing it as more of a computer bank that's on overload. At least that's the way I'm going to look at it.
I have a million things I need to accomplish before we open the library doors in the morning, and I'll have something different I have to do, step away from the check-in counter, speak with a fellow librarian about something else, take a couple of more steps to go to wherever I need to go to do the ultimate important task, and stop dead in my tracks. Unable to remember what I was going to do.
Completely. Mind is blank. All I see are shelves of books. And three librarians looking at me as I stare blankly back at them.
And I cheerfully ask my coworkers if they know what I was going to do.
And then all smile. Of course they have no clue. But then again, maybe they're not smiling so much at my folly, but at recollections of having done the same thing themselves, many times before.
So I take a step back in time, move to the place where I had the thought initially, and voila! There on my computer screen--my prompt to go to where I need to be to accomplish my mission.
Now, if only I could keep a handy-dandy computer with me that would prompt me whenever I forgot what I was doing, I'd never be in the situation I was in.
As long as I didn't forget to enter the data that would prompt me! Or forget to take the computer with me. Or forget to keep it charged up! Or...
Ever find yourself stopped in mid track and you really can't remember what you were about to do?
What did you do to recall what you needed to accomplish?
Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!
I'm off to work on Silence of the Wolf! There, it's here in writing and I will never forget Tom's story again! Hopefully not.
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."