In reference to my last post, I'm over it. I gave myself till the end of February to finish my YA, only to be without a computer for eight days.
But it's all good. It's all better than good.
I finished my manuscript on February 28th at 11:13pm...with 47 minutes to spare! If I had my computer those eight days, I probably would've ripped through the last few chapters, typing them exactly as I'd imagined them. Instead, I reconsidered my ending. I was happy with my ending, but I suddenly had time to reconsider it just for fun.
So where did I do this reconsidering? Well...
My greatest epiphanies occur in the bathroom. This one, lucky for you, happened in the shower. It was freezing in the house so I blasted the hot water. Because I didn't want to leave the warmth right away, I spent a few minutes standing there, thinking about my book. What if I did this instead of that? Hmm...could work. And what if, because I did that, I now do this? Wow! That's good. That's better than good.
At that moment, I smiled. And then I laughed out loud. I often laugh out loud in the bathroom, so my wife didn't think much of it.
I couldn't believe it. Because my computer went down, I actually came up with a better ending. So if they ever invent a waterproof computer, I'm writing all of my books in the shower.