This week gave me several bonus opportunities.
While this week was certainly busy, it also give me multiple opportunities—expected and unexpected—to work on my writing.
Wednesday morning I reported for jury duty. As I waited to hear if I’d be empaneled, I got to sit in a large room with several hundred others. On entering the room I grabbed a seat on the side with a table to set my laptop.
If I’d planned better, I’d have brought earplugs or headphones. Still, the background noise helped me focus on the chapters I needed to edit. By the time we were excused at 11:10, I’d accomplished far more than I expected.
I missed one opportunity and took advantage of another.
Two days later, I missed one opportunity and took advantage of another. This morning when I visited my barber, I forgot to take even my half-size yellow legal pad. As I waited for three people to get their hair cut, I could have done some writing. Lesson learned.
Shortly after lunch, I got an oil change. This time I brought the novel I’m reading and a mini legal pad. As I waited, I got an idea for next week’s blog—and wrote it out, longhand. Then I got the idea for this one and scribbled the first two paragraphs. All that in just forty-five minutes.
If you look carefully this week, where will you find time to write?