Well…you never know when inspiration is going to hit. Even if you think time is going to be wasted, it can turn out to be a gift. This has happened to me twice lately.
The first was at midnight, as my birthday was just beginning. I couldn’t sleep and thought it was going to be another night of tossing and turning. But suddenly another children’s novel started falling into place in my head. It is loosely based on a story I first wrote when I was about 9 years old, and even shares the same title. I’m looking forward to spending time on it, but have strictly banned myself from touching it until I have finished editing my current novel and my junior fiction series!!
The second time was while I was ‘on hold’, waiting for ages to be connected to a real person….during which time, I wrote a picture book. The idea had been in my mind for a couple of weeks, but hadn’t come together until this moment.
I can never complain again that I don’t have enough time to write. I just need to make a phone call to someone who won’t answer for twenty minutes!