The document storage area of Google, which you can access from anywhere with a web connection, does seem like a good idea for capturing story ideas or great sentences when you're on the go.
At work? Log in and jot down that great notion before it slips away, then back to work and the story can be resumed later.
On the go? Log on via mobile device if you got 'em, or Internet cafe if you don't.
I must have thought that in February of last year anyway.
I happened to open up Google documents the other day and discovered on the dates mentioned I jotted down some lines in separate files. Or maybe they're quick brown fox sentences to show you how it all works? I don't know.
Maybe I read the lines and thought they'd be great to save. The flaw in the great plan is that it doesn't work if you enter the ideas and then don't access them for a year and a half, so that you've pretty much forgotten everything.
On 2/3/07 apparently I hammered out:
He found the note under his lunch box just after his shift ended at the welding shop.
And on 2/9/07
He doesn't remember growing a beard. Yet his face is covered. It feels like a mask as he slowly awakes. He rubs the whiskers, more than a few days' growth.
At last he opens his eyes and the light hurts.I don't know about you, but those lines kind of make me want to read more.
What was I thinking? Or what was I reading? Does anyone recognize those lines?
Or, can you use those lines?
If anyone wants to take them and run with them, thank me in the acknowledgments. And if you use Google documents to move files or save files, again, remember to check them now and then.