NNotes are very important for a writer. Many times I think of an idea, expand it inside my head and then forget all about it. If I am vigilant enough to pen it down somewhere, I write down the whole story – ‘cos the notes do not leave me alone till I make a complete and tangible work out of them.

Not my type.

Here are the notes I wrote in 2012, which then developed into ‘Not my type.’ My Amazon singles short story.

IMG_0438It is surprising that I did not have these notes in front of me when I wrote Not my type. But when I read it and the notes now, I notice that I have included most of the details.

You will notice that I had the beginning and random incidences, but my story did not have life – as long as it did not have conflict. I have put a note in the margin – ‘Needs conflict and an ending.’ That is why I did not start writing it for about a year.

One fine day, I was bored and thought of writing something. I remembered the half-baked plot and started to write aimlessly. I wanted to see where the characters take me.

I was stunned at the outcome. I stopped typing only at the end of the story. It took me about 15 hours to write – excluding the meal and sleep times. The story had written itself!

That is the importance of notes and the courage to start. Had I not written the earlier points, I would not have wanted to explore the idea further.

Do take a look at ‘Not my type.’ on Amazon.

I would be very grateful if you can review it on Amazon. It is available for just $1 /INR 60.




375 responses to “Notes”

  1. Gulshan. says:

    The notes she stored came in handy
    The story she wrote came out dandy
    ‘Not My Type’
    Took 15 hours to type
    And now, cheers, she sure deserves a brandy!

    • Meta says:

      The first time she is here,
      to cheer her self-proclaimed protege dear.
      And her encouraging word,
      motivates this writing nerd.
      Let’s celebrate! The publishing anniversary is near.

  2. Anita says:

    Loving the comments.

    I am not a notes keeper / writer at all. It’s a bad habit but knowing me I feel I won’t cultivate it either

    • Meta says:

      I have tried note-keeping on Evernote – thinking mobile being with me at all times will make it easier to log thoughts. It doesn’t work somehow. I always need pen and paper, otherwise I am not much of a note maker (or note minter 😛 ) either 🙂

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