Hozier. Great music and wonderfully inspirational. I am on the penultimate scene of the first draft. I warm up with a bit of singing along, then dance around till the ideas starting flowing and away I go.
I've been reading a lot the last couple of weeks. We always gift each other with books for the holidays. For some reason this year mine were science based. Then yesterday we went to see Imitation Game about Alan Turing. It was heart-breaking, brilliant and incredible to realize how much the world has changed, how much it has not and how fortunate we are to recognize both facts.
My friends and I went out afterwards to discuss the movie and life. Again, a bit of science discussion that helped me realize that despite it being a subject in which I did not do well at school, my brain absorbs so much more than for which it's given credit. While describing something completely unrelated to the movie or my story, it hit me. The end of my book was right there in front of my face all this time.
I went to sleep with the ending in mind. I work up with it still there. When I came home from work today, Hozier and I made beautiful music together and I wrote.
Sometimes you need something unrelated to show you what you already know.
I hope this year is full of wonderful surprises, scientific or otherwise, for all of us.