Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Oh The Silly Places Books are Born!
Those who write know that God gives you great stories at the most inconvenient times--like in the middle of the night or in the middle of a shower!
One writer keeps her Ipad next to her bed, so she can write her thoughts without rising. If she gets out of bed, she knows it will be difficult to get back into sleep.
Personally, I keep a paper and pen by my bed for the same reason. But, I have been found writing in the wee hours when the house is still and God speaks to my mind, which is half asleep and empty of the distractions of sun-rise "to do" lists.
Another announced, "I write my books in the shower!" How does she do that without getting the paper wet? Well, she has a pad of paper and pen on the bathroom counter. Her best writing thoughts happen while she is showering, so she jumps out of the shower, writes them down, and jumps back into the shower hoping for more inspiration.
"I write in the shower too! I take bathtub crayons and write my thoughts on the shower wall. On one wall is my book, on the other I write the scripture I am memorizing that week" shared another writing friend. What a great idea! Fill those shower walls with scripture and bless others taking a shower. Plus, you might get some good editing done by fellow family showerers.
This all tickled me, especially since I write bath books and wrote many of my "Splashes of Serenity" reflections while resting in the tub. Hopefully, I didn't resemble the man in the picture, but I did relax in a bubbly brew with pad and pen in hand.
The bathtub--where writers go for inspiration and splashes of serenity. Who knows, there might be a good book in you just waiting for a water birth!
Splashes of Serenity on your day!