Thursday, July 8, 2010

Showers

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.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

I too am a shower thinker. :)

Christina said...

This is how I feel when I run...it's like everything becomes so clear and I solve all the world's problems :)