I’ve read other writers give the advice of writing at work. Taking the free time you may have during break time or at the desk and write. I don’t have that sort of time at my job. I am mostly walking around, stocking shelves or ordering. I don’t know if I would say I wish for a desk job in front of a computer just to steal more time writing but there is one position at my job I have found I can thief some time to scribble down a few phrases.
I don’t always have information desk days but I have found I can get some writing done on info days. I write on little scraps of paper since I don’t think my managers would like seeing a notebook in my hand. I didn’t like info days before I found this little exercise. Writing tiny blurbs, feelings, or stories has helped my mood. Sometimes I try to describe the scene past the computer screen. I know my managers would give me a strong talking to if they knew but writing is what calms me against the boredom or suffering of info time.
When I get home I clean out my pockets. Scraps of paper collect on my desk, or end table. Will those words ever see a readers eye again? I may never know but, as the clique goes, practice makes perfect. I just am trying to take some spare time and use it to write.
2 thoughts on “Writing At Work”
I think writing at random times may help stir something when you actually look at them once you’re done with all your work. Better yet, you already know what to write and wrote it down to remind your future self what to do. I find that writing things down help to keep track of that one moment of inspiration you had when you did not have the luxury of time to pen it all out. It’s good that work doesn’t constrict that 🙂
It does help capture some moments of inspiration and I am able to work on it in the future. Work can constrict that but I am trying to find ways around it. Now if girl pants can have bigger or existing pockets I may be able to carry around a tiny notebook and pen. Really write around work, out of site of my managers ;-).