Every idea has a beginning. Often that beginning is a moment of inspiration, a magical realisation, or what we at After School Club refer to as a Eureka! moment. These moments can leap out at us when we least expect it – whilst dozing in bed, taking the dog for a walk, or, ahem, sitting on the lavatory.
Ideas do not always work. The fantastic, infallible idea for a novel you concoct at 4am turns out to be a nonsensical mess when you re-read your notes at a reasonable hour. Those rocket boosters you mentally designed in the shower turn out to oppose all laws of physics and never leave the ground. But one day all your hard work will pay off! You’ll experience the euphoria of a great achievement! A big round of applause to you. This month, After School Club’s first ever month, is a celebration of exciting new ideas, of metaphorical floating lightbulbs switching on, and that wonderful moment when all the pieces of the puzzle fit into place and the world makes sense.