Sunday afternoon I left work without my phone. It's in the 'Notes' feature that I record new ideas and potential plots variations for future reference. My commute to and from work is an uneventful one, save the occasional ambulance or police car zipping by at the speed of sound. Thus, I tend to listen to the local news on my drive. Sunday afternoon there was something on the radio that sparked a great idea, at least one I thought had the makings of greatness. Aside from the fact that I was driving at the time, I didn't have my phone. there was nothing in the car to write with or on and I failed to record the idea. Just in case you haven't figured it out yet; I can't remember what the freaking idea was. When I got home, rather than writing the idea down right away, I let the dogs out, hit the bathroom and then the refrigerator. Didn't write anything while it was fresh in my mind. I got my phone back this morning. Before things got rolling I opened up that note app and had no idea, and for my life I cannot remember what it was. It's like it never happened. My nominee for the list of advice to new writers is: "Write that idea down while you have it, don't count on it waiting around til you have a moment."