A Sudden Thought
The kernel of story ideas tend to hit me when I’m not paying attention, not near something to scribble the idea down on, or in the middle of the night.
I do my best to hang on to the ideas until I can write them down. But the tighter I hang on to them, the fuzzier the idea becomes. I swear I have a holey brain.
That’s why I do a lot of talking to myself in public, it helps me maintain the core of the idea.