One of my favorite authors is Neil Gaiman! He is a genius! Neil Gaiman said,
“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”
After my husband and I did our weekly grocery shopping yesterday, we noticed our dog was walking on only three legs. She has all four. She had her back left leg pulled up and would not put any weight on it.
So we took her to the ER this morning and they found that she had a broken toe. How that happened, we don’t know.
But we were sitting in the pet hospital and I was thinking, “well, I now have this experience I can put in one of my books.”
Every time I have a new experience I think about where I am going to add it in one of my books. I need to start keeping a journal strictly for new experiences to that I don’t forget them and can use them.
Neil Gaiman is right, “we notice when we’re doing it.”