Who Knew?

Please forgive me for not posting yesterday. Like y’all are waiting on pins and needles for me to post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ After spending last weekend at a writers conference my days are a little off. Anyway, the conference was great. If you get a chance to hear Deborah Raney, her husband Ken Raney or Ramona Tucker speak, take it. They’re great speakers and humble. I don’t think I’ve come across such humble, successful people before.

A few years ago, okay many years ago, when my kids were still little, they had bathtub crayons. I loved them. I could write all sorts of notes to myself on the shower walls, and this was before I really knew that I was called to write. Since that time I’ve often wished for a water proof laptop. There is just something about water that connects my creative synapses.

During one of the workshops, Ken Raney posted a picture of a dry erase board in the shower. *HUGE GRINS* Whenever I’m stuck on a story I hit the shower, drive or go do dishes. There is something about those activities that cause the mind to wander freely until story lines start popping. I’ll often go fill the sink with water, wash a few cups and then run to my laptop to write down a few snippets. Sometimes the dishwater will grow cold and it’ll take me several hours to accomplish them, but it helps my writing.

So, anyway I told hubs about this dry erase board in the shower to which I received a funny look. And DD questioned my sanity, to which I responded with, “where do you think I get most of my ideas?”

Hubs stopped what he was doing and said, “guess I better get the hot water heater working.”

I found it funny because our hot water heater has been on the brink for a few years. It’s not an old hot water heater and the part we need costs more than what we paid for the hot water heater itself.ย  As you can imagine it’s kind of irritating.

This morning I searched Google for that shower dry erase board. I didn’t find one. What I did find was a bunch of forum boards for teachers discussing how they turned shower board into a dry erase board for their classroom. Now, don’t laugh. I ran out to the front room where our dry erase board is for school, grabbed the red marker and the eraser and wrote on the shower board in our bathroom. Who knew?

I’m not sure if I’ll actually use it though. If you’re familiar with dry erase boards you know the markers have a tendency to stain the white board. Seems from the discussion boards the Expo smelly markers are the best for removal.ย  However, I think I’ll just keep searching for a white board I can attach to the shower wall. I don’t want to risk ruining my shower.

What are some of the strangest places you’ve come up with ideas? Keep it clean.

2 responses to “Who Knew?”

  1. I’ve gotten many ideas while driving and also during the musical [praise and worship] time at church. I do wait until I stop driving to jot down ideas. And at church I’ll put a few words down during announcements ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The idea for Yours for Eternity came while sitting in church listening to a sermon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ All I wrote down was, what if a bond-servant fell in love with his master’s daughter, what if that bond-servant was no bond-servant at all but in all actuality a royal guard. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love inspiring places.

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