A lot of important writing takes place in the shower. Take screenwriter Paul Guyot for instance.
So, my deadline is today. For the heist script. And I awake happy
and energized – knowing I have but two more scenes to right and I’m
done, on time.
Then in the shower, it hits me. A cavernous hole in my plot. In the
actual heist itself. A hole big enough that to repair it means a major
rewrite of about 30% of what I already have.
This happens to me all the time…and in the shower, too. What the hell is it about showers anyway?
On our first series staff job, the showrunner had a shower in his office and I
figured it was in case he ever had to pull an all-nighter on a script and had to freshen up in the morning.
It wasn’t until later I knew what it was really for… every day writing… finding plot
holes, crafting dialogue, and coming up with new stories.
I’ve got to get a shower in my office one of these days. I’d be a lot more productive.