In need of a change, I happened to drive past the casino when the brainstorm hit me: I could work the casino. I could do it!
Familiar with the layout, I realized it had everything I required. I just needed the right table. Of course, the hotel guests had the really ideal ones, but I managed to locate my perfect table. Although directly across from the bar, the four chair table sat an ample distance away.
I didn't play the slots, roulette or Blackjack, but I had the house advantage.
The overhead music didn't disturb me, but today, a few local chaps plopped at the bar, evidently in party mode, perhaps celebrating TGIF in advance. When their voices got a bit rowdy, the floor manager intervened, thank goodness. (I work better when my hearing isn't impaired by wild, loud noises. Classical music suits me most times.)
Well into my writing, I stretched my hands as a preventive means against Carpal Tunnel and surprisingly, I witnessed an older couple playing hide and seek. The woman giggled and hid behind a wide, round pole. She noticed my amusement and smiled, while I watched the man in pursuit of her. I found their game quite charming.
A guy on the cell, apparently his company's top IT man, paced the length of the carpet, throwing his arms in the air, every so often. I surmised that his office back home had a tidal wave of a problem.
After the scenes I witnessed, I realized that working the casino promised an interesting setting for developing plots.
Mystery writer, Agatha Christie wrote basically anywhere, including an old Victorian bathtub. I figured if she could write anywhere, why couldn't I? Hence, my casino writing days.
It's Day 7 of NaNoWriMo. The targeted amount for today is 11,669 words. Currently, I'm 195 words over the daily requirement. I'm definitely a winner today and right on target!