I HATE it when I have to write around work…but like most writers, I have a full time job to pay for my full time but low paying passion — the job of writing!
Sometimes I start work at 5:00 AM and don’t get back to my home office until 7:00 or 8:00 PM. By the time I plop down in my favorite chair, I can’t even string words together in a coherent sentence. So how do I keep my creative writing pencil sharpened? I cheat, sort of.
I keep a small, digital recorder with me at all times and during my long commute — sometimes it takes me 2 hours to get home — I consciously push my brain in the direction of a writing project that I need to work on but can’t seem to get to. Amazingly, after just a few minutes of thinking about the topic, article or story, words seem to flow from me. I have written pages of my tween novel while driving!
Has your work ever gotten between you and writing? What tips and tools have worked for you?