I have a notebook in every room of my house; seriously, I do! Lol! I think its important to have one handy when a name comes into my mind for an elf city, or a scene pops into my head where my characters are having a conversation.
I often get dream scenes in my sleep of my characters facing great challenges, fight scenes or even finding romance. I quickly take out my nearby notebook & jot it down before I forget it; sometimes even 3:00-4:00AM!
If you're a writer, then you know what it's like; if you're not, then you probably think I'm crazy! Lol! Oh well, it works for me!
I hope everyone is having a great start to a New Year with many possibilities! ;)