Isn’t it exciting? Thanks to the Internet, the public is now able to peek into the Secret Lives of Writers. If you are a writer, you know that our secret lives are often so terribly exciting...
Although I am living the dream, I do occasionally fantasize of having more. That fantasy is to someday have a writing spot, all my own. Know what I mean?
I think I could definitely bang out some word count in a place like Laurie Halse Anderson’s writing cottage:
Or unfold my Wal-mart lounge chair in Jane Austen’s garden (she has wifi I assume?):
Either of these two would work out just fine.
Of course, I do have a dedicated space in my house. But it is also home to the hamster and doesn’t have a door, or walls, really (it’s a loft). The piano is in here too, so every other day or so I am entertained by a whiny kid who “doesn’t wanna practice!”
So you might understand why sometimes I just want to get out. Like today. A change of venue is just what my wip needs, I reasoned. So I drove to our brand new library here in Kingwood, Texas. Just opened two days ago … yeah, that will be THE PLACE where my creativity will come alive.
Except that it’s closed on Wednesdays.
Frustrated, I drove until I came upon a familiar sight, glowing like a beacon on the horizon. Yes, here is where my novel will thrive, where the characters in my head will find a home on the page.
Hey. If I can’t have a writing cottage, at least I can get fries with that.
Now my question to you …
Is there a spot where you feel most comfortable, creative and inspired? A cozy chair near a picture window? A greasy spoon? A spot far from the noise of traffic, home and distraction?
Let us know … and send a picture!