Meeting Notes 09

I know, today probably should have been a things i love post, and I promise one is coming, but I needed a little extra time to prepare a fabulous Friday Flix post for you all. I’m reviewing Skyfall. It should prove interesting and I’m sure some of you will disagree with me, but at least you’ll understand why I came to the conclusions I did.

Onto the meeting notes.

jae scribbles

I couldn’t think of what I wanted to draw. Often the first thing that comes to mind is flowers, but I was bored with that, so I glanced out the window and decided to draw one of the buildings in the distance. Then because we have fabulous mountains around here, I scribbled on those next. And then for some odd reason, this weird turtle popped into my head. It was a longish meeting, but it’s strange how well I can pay attention when I’m doodling and it satisfies the ADD kid rampaging around in my brain.

I’m curious though, do some of you ever go off to story creating land when you’re bored with something that’s happening? If I’m stuck in really boring conversation I can’t escape from physically, I do it mentally, creating new scenes or rewriting old ones in my head. Sometimes when I’m on the train not reading I spend a lot of time working through my story mentally.

What do you do when you’re bored? Do you ever daydream about your story and when does it usually occur if you do? If you have to be in meetings for work, how do you survive them?

Tomorrow, the sky falls. 😉

14 thoughts on “Meeting Notes 09

  1. Oh yeah, I enter story creation land all the time during the multitude of useless meetings I have to endure. I’m thankful for my phone and Evernote, though sometimes playing around on my phone gets me the evil eye… In that case, I have my work notebook where I can jot things down as if I’m paying attention.

    • I’ve done that before too, although if I jot down too much it seems like people notice and are like, “Oh, I’m sure you have something interesting to add to the discussion, with all those notes you’ve been taking.” Sometimes scribbles are less dangerous. What’s Evernote?

      • Hah, that is also true. Gotta find that balance.

        Anyway, Evernote is the most favorite thing to enter my life the past two months. It’s a general-purpose app for recording notes from any electronic device you have (phone/pc/tablet) and storing the info in the cloud. You can draw things (I see that as huge for you), save webpages, store PDFs, video and audio.. that’s just the tip of the surface.

        I definitely recommend checking it out. It’s free and you can add more storage/features with a $5/month fee.

  2. When I looked at it, I instantly thought of the turtle thing in the Godzilla franchise (it was my 2nd fav. after Mothra as a kid).

    I write and rewrite scenes in my head as a method to go to sleep. Writing the same scene in my head over and over. The same conversation over and over. Slightly different each time. Like counting sheep. Of course, if I strike something awesome I go to insomnia land, so it is a bit dangerous.

  3. Whoa, wait, is that a huge diamond in the corner? Where did that come from. Dig the turtle. It looks like he’s doing the slow clap. Awesome.

    • I think the diamond popped up because I was thinking about how lately I’ve been using the analogy of a rough diamond as our stories that we need to make into sparkling diamonds. Glad you like the turtle. 😀

  4. When I’m bored I definitely escape to story creating land, either by daydreaming about my story, or by doodling. Sometimes doodling helps me to figure out where I want to go with my story. The problem I run into sometimes is that I think up a whole scene I would like to add to my story, but I can’t write it down at that moment, so I forget about it. 😦

    Nice doodles!

    • Where’s your smartphone in this instance? Can’t you make a note there?

      Thx! I’m not really an illustrator, but I feel like cartoonist/doodler is good enough for me. 🙂

    • I think sometimes it’s good to take a break and get away from a story. Just make sure you don’t keep abandoning them, right? Is your WIP on your blog? I’ll hop over and see….

  5. Pure awesome. Your turtle looks like he could take on Godzilla.

    Oh yeah when those crazy on and on and on jabbery people trap me I’m soooo not there.

    • Just wait until you have a job complete with boring meetings. Part of my solace is knowing at least I’m getting paid to sit there and be bored. However, it makes me less patient for boring conversations I’m not getting paid for. 😉

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