Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Love to Shower.

So, I've been mucking out my basement storage rooms as of late, and I've been taking a lot of showers. Cobwebs stick, you know. And, yeah, when you're sticky, sweaty and dusty, you just need to shower.

ANYWAY, the shower is the perfect place to get "inspiration" I have found, several times over, because the mind is relaxed, you're doing mundane things like washing your hair, and thoughts take over.

Generally, Writing Thoughts take over, for me. I've thought of the BEST story ideas in the shower. Yesterday, while I was showering for the first time (I had two yesterday) it came to me: The entire plot of my sequel to the Fairy story on submission. I got out, dried off (good thing for my computer) and hurriedly typed five pages out. Single spaced.

I have an outline for the sequel. From start to finish. I just need to write it. I have already written 20K from the first book (that got chopped because it was too long) and I know how I'm going to lay everything out.

Just finding the time to do it. That's the tricky part. I will be taking my HP Mini with me to all the swim and tennis practices this summer. I'm giving myself a deadline of September First.

I am actually pretty excited! All because of a shower...