Writers are a strange breed. We all have our own little ways of writing, making notes, plotting, scheming, and personal tricks to remember all the little nuisances that go into creating our stories.
For example, it is a rare day when I’m not caught talking to myself- except I’m not talking to myself- I’m discussing things with the characters in my head. Thankfully, for reasons of my own sanity, I know a lot of other authors who do this as well.
One of the biggest challenges I face as a writer is finding enough time to squeeze in all the projects that I have on the go. I never write just one book at a time. I always have at least two on the go- one as Kay, and one as my more romantic side, Jenny Kane.
Like the majorty of writers, I have a day job and a family as well. So I don’t waste a single minute of my time alone, I work anywhere and everywhere- and that includes the bath. In fact, at least a third of The Perfect Submissive Trilogy and, almost all of my short stories, were initially plotted and then edited, in the bath! (Not too disturbing image wise I hope!!!)
As I write my stories on paper first, rather than straight into a laptop, this isn’t as mad as it sounds. For years I’ve managed to rest a waterproof folder on my bubble covered stomach as I relax in the lovely warm water, with my sheets of paper clipped safely in place. I can write without fear of my work having a soaking- usually.
It was only this week that, for the first time, my bath time writing system broke down. There I was, innocently scribbling down a draft for an extremely kinky story based- ironically- in a dry desert- when I sneezed. My balance was lost and the edge of my work was dipped into the foamy water!
It was only after this happened, and I was spreading my work out on the bed to dry off, that it occurred to me that perhaps writing in the bath is a bit of a weird thing to do… But then, writers are weird…
Well, this one is…
Never thought of writing in the bath. But it makes sense in a way! And this way is far better than the writers who simply don’t bathe at all.
Lol- thanks Patrick! xx