Rants From the Right Side - Guest- Miss Y
Ever wonder what happens to the ideas that don't make it?
And I'm not talking about the ones you knew never had a chance. More like the ones you'll describe over and over again to whoever shows a glimmer of interest because they sound so damn good. The ones that make time fly as you work on them because, for a change, they're fun and you can't wait to see them out of your head and materialized.
It really doesn't matter how it's done (painfully slow and or heartlessly fast)... good ideas are killed all the time. I'll be the first to admit that I don't accept the death of my (good) ideas easily. But I'm not one to force an idea where it just doesn't work. I'll give it the funeral it deserves and bury it in my own personal idea graveyard.
Some time later, in a brainstorming session turned séance, something will bring that idea back from the dead. A word, smell, image, expression... anything... It’ll just fall into place as if this was the situation it was made for and you just happened to have thought it up too early. You’ll be racking your brain for an idea and coming up blank. Then suddenly somewhere in the recesses of the mind you’ll stumble over it. And there’s no shame in bringing it out to the open again. It doesn’t make you less creative for not coming up with a brand-spanking-new idea. You just found the right time to use it.
(Your idea can also come back to life in someone else’s head. It’s not your idea anymore. It’s gone through their mind and morphed into a new idea. It might have been planted there by you in that discussion you had way back when. Ok. Don’t know where that’s going, I’m just rambling)
Anyway just felt like writing and there was that idea we talked about before so I tried to write about that.