Sunday, November 4, 2012

Observations from the NaNo frontlines (AKA all of my best ideas happen in the shower...What?)

I'm taking a mental break from grad school stuff to catch up on my NaNo word count - we had a lot of things to do for our office this weekend (Homecoming! woo!), so I wasn't as productive with writing as I wanted to be.

But that's ok, 'cause NaNo is a whole freaking month dedicated to getting to 50,000 words.

So, as I try to get to par today (6,666 words...uhh creepy, right?) I've had an interesting thought running through my mind.  And the thought, dearest writer-friends, is this:

About this ghost story...there's one aspect that I've ALWAYS wanted to keep in there, but up until now I was trying to figure out how to make

Before you start to let your mind wander:
A) It's seriously not what you think.
B) For reals, though.  It's not what you think.

Right, so my update on ze ghost story is this:  I FINALLY figured out a way to get around my little "I don't think this could plausibly (and legally) happen in real life (yes, I'm having a logic war with my ghost story).  But then I took a shower, and, as with all of my great ideas, I had an awesome light-bulb moment - a moment that I shall now turn around and around in my head for a few days while I write.

In the meantime, I'm going to get to that 6,666 word mark in one and a half hours...I think.

Anyone else have weird shower revelations?  Or just weird times for revelations in general?

Also, revelations is a word I should use more 'cause it sounds cool.


  1. Not only do I want to know what you made "legal", but I want to know what you think I think...

    A lot of my ideas come to me before I go to bed... right when I should be turning my brain off, it seems things are illuminated. Revelations abound!

    1. bahaha oh you'll get an email soon about it :)

      And I have the hardest time falling asleep because this happens to me all. the. time. I guess that's why we're CPs - our brains never turn off haha

  2. Ha! I also unravel things in the shower... and in the car... and when I'm sleeping... I think the subconscious is our best tool. I'm also a vivid dreamer, and literally dream story ideas.

    Hello from IWSG.

  3. OH MY GOSH I dream story ideas, too (like with my Query-ing MS, scenes/the plot would play themselves out in my dreams, which was SUPER helpful when I actually needed to write haha)

    And story-ing in the car has almost gotten me into a bit of trouble. I need to be careful where I daydream haha

    I agree, though - our subconscious is awesome! Nice to meet a fellow IWSG-er!