It’s blog chain time again. This time, Bonny started us off with the following question:
Is there a place you like to write that’s extra special? Have you carved out a writing niche? Is there a certain time of day (or night) when the words fall into place, and your brain is focused on nothing but writing?
This is a great question. I have had so much fun seeing where the magic happens for everyone.
I shared my writing spots in a post a while back.
Places, like this (my gazebo – where I write during the warmer months at home):
And this (a picture of my desk during revisions):
I love writing there.
One of my favorite places is the local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble stores. Many a page has been written in those places. In fact, the book coming out in October, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students, was written at my local Starbucks, with music streaming in my ear and a skinny vanilla latte to keep me cool.
Lately, I have been dealing some real life stuff – stuff which requires me to be away from home and my family. So, for now, I am writing anywhere I can. On my bed (my poor back screams with that one), in a chair, at a coffee shop…
Which bring me to the point of this post. For me, there is not a special place that helps me create the magic we all hope to create on the page. No place where I focus better…nothing like that.
For me, it’s a frame of mind that determines my writerly focus and the words that find their way to the page…
I had a viola teacher once that told me that a true violist will pick up any instrument and make music – whereas a viola player can only play THEIR instrument.
For me, the same can be said about my writing. If I am going to be a writer…truly be a writer..then I must be willing to write wherever and whenever I can. Without allowing myself to get lost in the social networking piece. Or in the emotional despair and angst that can be a large part of this journey.
I must write. On paper, on my computer, in my head, in a special place or while waiting in line….
I just must write.
Life has thrown some interesting curve balls my way over the past six months. Nothing bad. Nothing even particularly hard. Just things that have challenged my view of my life – my commitment to his journey. And what have I learned through all of it?
Above everything else I am a writer – one that has a goal of being published in both of my genres. So, I will write and do what it takes to see that my goals are realized.
Whether I get to do it in my fav writerly spots. Or not.
Okay, enough of my rambles –
Your turn…where do you guys like to write?