The more I write, the more I find how important where I do my writing really is.
Normally, I sit down in the comfy recliner in my bedroom. The chair is placed in
a well-lit corner of my room, which is in a quiet spot located in the back of my home. The dog always curls up at my feet when I sit down, and I could go for hours without anyone interrupting me once I begin. It’s the perfect spot to let my creativity flow.
Sometimes, though, I need a change of pace. On occasion, I will take a sand chair and a notebook to the beach (early morning is my favorite time of day there – no sound except for the roar of the surf). If I am home alone, I have also gotten a good amount of writing done on the couch in my living room. It’s a cheery spot with a big bay window to let in a lot of light and fresh air.
Places I do not like to write: my backyard. Too many bugs and the next door neighbor is nosey as hell. I never seem to get much accomplished when I am out back. I spend more time swatting mosqitoes and running away from bees than I am writing. And my neighbor almost always peers his head over the fence as soon as my butt hits the chair, greeting me with a “Watcha writing?”. Ugh.
Where are your favorite spots to write? What works/does’t work for you?
Currently listening to:
Rise Against “Swing Life Away”
Pearl Jam “Yellow Ledbetter”
Elle King “I Told You I Was Mean”