giving up the bird

I’m spending the morning going over my notes and trying to
gather together scenes and moments so I know where they all are when I want
them.  I just found a note that
says:   

 

“VERY IMPORTANT: 
MAJOR PLOT POINT:  the point at which
someone wants to give up the bird.”

 

I have no idea what that means.  I mean really, not even the foggiest.  What bird, and why would someone want to give
it up?  Why is it so important to the
plot? Oh dear.

Comments

  1. Hee hee! I hate finding notes I’ve written that look like that. And one of the most annoying things is when you dream you’ve got a brilliant idea for your story, then wake up and wonder what on earth you were thinking. Oy.

  2. Bluewolf222 says:

    I hate it when that happens too. But you’re a professional. I wouldn’t worry! ;D

  3. Thanks so much. And the good news is that I remembered what was up with the bird!

  4. Oh, man!
    Got me laughing.
    I have notes filled with references like that. My biggest crime is when a scene changes between one version of a story and another (I’m writing one story as a short stand-alone for a contest and/or magazines, but it’s really the first few chapters of what I hope to be a novel, and I’ve found whether the scenes works depends on story length), and some of these scenes find their way into a separate “variations” document.
    I TRY to make note of what I was trying to do with these scenes, but it doesn’t always work.
    Glad you finally managed to remember what the reference was!

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