This essay was written by Elizabeth Simons.  My best ideas come through daydreams. They come when I’m doing something else, and seldom appear when I’m sitting in front of my computer. Don’t get me wrong. I write things down. Usually at sporting events. Or concerts. Or honky-tonk bars. But when I haul out the scraps of paper the words seem stale, as if the thoughts had run out of air. “Cute blond chick with fetching dimple sips margarita and flirts with handsome cowboy” becomes a puzzle. Where was that going? A tale about the young lady? The cowboy? The Margarita? Great ideas come when I’m driving, washing dishes, or doing laundry.

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This essay was written by Elizabeth Simons.  My best ideas come through daydreams. They come when I’m doing something else, and seldom appear when I’m sitting in front of my computer. Don’t get me wrong. I write things down. Usually at sporting events. Or concerts. Or honky-tonk bars. But when I haul out the scraps of paper the words seem stale, as if the thoughts had run out of air. “Cute blond chick with fetching dimple sips margarita and flirts with handsome cowboy” becomes a puzzle. Where was that going? A tale about the young lady? The cowboy? The Margarita? Great ideas come when I’m driving, washing dishes, or doing laundry.

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