Working my job gives me a tremendous amount of time to think. I spend hours at my job not needing to interact with other people. Or, if I do need to, it’s on a minimal basis where I can still keep most of my creative ideas at the forefront of my thoughts. The tasks are menial enough to where my thoughts can be elsewhere while I perform them. This is quite handy. I’ve actually had a number of revelations about some of my stories while at this job. I’ve discovered character motives and intentions. I’ve also thought up new stories and plot point. My day job has proved to be a creative gold mine, if I allow it.
However, there are days where creative thoughts are gummed up due to the ridiculous scenarios that occur. Some days, work is just too terrible for creative thoughts to flow. It’s days like those where all I can think is “I could be home writing.” I have a feeling that today is going to be one of those days. One of the days where I dread going to work more than usual. But I’m going to do my best to get some creative thinking done today. If anything, it should help the day seem to go by faster. I hope.
Do you have a place where you seem to get more creative thinking done? Do you remember a particularly brilliant idea you thought up in an unusual place?