Ideas can be like that too. They come at the most inopportune times and flee before they can be properly developed. This author compensates by keeping a notepad and pencil handy at all times. Of course sometimes this means I wake up in the morning with a note I only half remember scrabbling down that says "UM remembers link to FT and realizes important fact!!!!Will connect protagonist better. Salmon." Midnight ideas might not always lead to a great story but I won't take the chance of missing one.