When inspiration strikes, how do you keep track of it so you don't lose it?
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I love looking through the art journals and Moleskines of graphic artists, web designers and other creative people. They use them not just to remember their creative ideas, but also to develop them.
In the past, composers like Beethoven kept track of their inspiration in a similar way: notation. These days technology has brought us a lot more options.
How do you keep track of your inspiration? Do you use the written word, some sort of musical notation, record some audio, or something else?
How does it help? How often do you go back and look at your ideas? Do they ever lead to a finished work? How happy are you with your system? Do you have any advice for others?