Do you keep a notebook? A journal?
I don’t remember when I first heard that advice for writers. But I’ve never followed it, at least not randomly.
I have always kept project records, but my pattern has never been consistent. What used to be paper in folders is digital notes on computers and discs and flash drives.
I can see the truth in the BBC headline, though.
What’s in your “junkyard”?
BBC News – Writers’ notebooks: ‘A junkyard of the mind’