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


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.


  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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