Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I am a Thief

Sometimes stolen moments can be the most exciting.

While at work yesterday, as I was contentedly shelving books, an idea struck me.

I had been thinking about monsters (not surprising considering all the Halloween books on display), when suddenly a very specific monster barged in on my thoughts.

The moment oozed with significance. "Grab onto this idea and DO NOT LET GO," I told myself.

I hurried to the computer to send a quick email reminder to myself. This was not a first for me, since I had been struck with sudden inspiration at work before. But this time was different. This time, I actually started writing a draft.

I felt like a sneaky little thief, stealing moments away from my day job. But I couldn't help myself. My little monster friend had me completely under his spell.

The spell lasted for about three minutes. That's not very long, but it was plenty to give me some momentum. And today I have a complete draft! Not only that, but also a rough story-board on the back of a used sheet of card-stock.

Who says being a thief doesn't pay?


  1. Oh, cool. Can't wait to read it!

  2. Cool! I used to sneak minutes (okay ... maybe hours on occasion) to write. But only when all of my work-related stuff was done. You have to obey the muse.

  3. Good for you! Strike while the iron is hot!! Stolen time is often the best time because we know it has to be productive.


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