I can’t tell you how often this happens to me. Of course, sleep is forgotten while I lie in the dark and sift through the “what ifs” and “that could work” possibilities.
A couple times, I promised myself that I would remember my brilliant stroke of creativity in the morning, and went on to dreamland. But when morning came, I’d forgotten everything. Let me tell you, that’s the worst!
Having learned my painful lesson, I now write it all down–legibly. (Not being able to decipher my own handwriting is just about as bad than forgetting the idea.)
Knowing the idea will be spelled out in its full glory when I wake up is huge relief, and both my muse and I rest much easier.
Until next time, and wishing you brilliant ideas and a pen and paper or device to jot them down,