All right, get your mind out of the gutter! I am NOT talking about the bedroom!
What I am talking about is that one particular spot where suddenly and magically, the ideas begin to flow! The place you go when writer’s block has gotten the better of you.
This post is inspired by the presentation at my local chapter meeting this past Saturday. The presenters, Isabo Kelly and Leanna Renee Hieber informed us that they may be the cleanest authors around because their best ideas tend to come to them while they’re washing their hair! Others say their ideas come while they’re doing dishes – that’s definitely not a magical spot for me!
This topic got me thinking, but for the life of me, I couldn’t pinpoint a specific location. Until today! I was sitting in the chiropractor’s office, waiting for my appointment, and one page into the book I’m reading, my mind started to wander. And it wandered to a magical place that told me exactly what the backstory for my next heroine needed to be. I whipped out my iPhone and flipped to the notes, only to discover that the last time I was in a doctor’s waiting room – a mere 11 days ago for my eye appointment – I had written notes for the major plot twist I’d thought of for the WIP I was working on at the time.
So, in the end, it looks like being a hypochondriac has paid off 🙂
Do you have a place you go to help you break through the barrier of writer’s block?