I'd been wanting to blog about showers for a few days now and then tonight when I picked up my new book, "Handbook of Magazine Article Writing" I knew it was meant to be.
Uh-huh. Writing about showers. Not rain showers. Scrubby-dub-dub showers.
I shower irregularly. I'm not one of those "morning shower" people or "before-bed-time showerer".
I shower when I'm mad.
When I'm cold.
When I'm hot.
When I'm tired.
When my muscles need to relax.
When I need to think.
And that's when I read that the number one thing to do when you need ideas for writing is to take lots of showers, I knew I was destined to be a writer.
I have written masterpieces in the shower. I have thought my best ideas in the shower. I have ranted letters in my head that will never be printed. I've made plans, washed stress away, and shaved my underarms twice because I forgot I'd done it the first time.
And according to my new book, there's no other place to be for inspiration.