Why Do I Want to Write. . .
1. In the shower. Without fail, as soon as I step under the water and have no access to a computer or even a pen and paper, I figure out how to solve a plot problem or my characters have a conversation in my head that I can't immediately transcribe.
2. While I'm driving. I cannot take my eyes off the road or my hands off the wheel, so I can only hope that the new story idea that has suddenly popped into my head won't fade away before I reach my destination. When I do, the pen in my purse better not run out of ink.
3. When I'm at my second job. If I didn't iron out that pesky plot problem in the shower that morning, the solution is bound to strike me when I'm at the second job. I certainly can't pull out a pen and pencil to work on a hot-and-heavy love scene there. Fortunately the rule goes both ways and when I'm working on a book the other job doesn't enter my mind.
4. In bed. The lights are out and I'm completely relaxed and comfortable, about to drift off when an idea for a new story hits me. Maybe I'm obsessive compulsive, but I promised myself the day--or night--I stop getting out of bed to write down new ideas is the day I stop writing altogether.
Whether you're a writer, artist, musician, craftsperson or have another passion, what are some of the most inconvenient times inspiration has struck?