Writing is the ultimate stay at home job. Especially since the internet came into being, there’s very little reason to leave the comfort of your writing spot. This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, A.S. Fenichel asks:
Tell us about where you write, edit or create. Do you have a special place? Do you need a cup of tea or coffee? Set the writer scene for your writing time.
Up until this year, my writing place was on the couch in our living room, using a lap desk my son made in woodworking class. But when I left my career in television production to spend more time on my writing, I set up this little corner of the family room as my office. My new routine means I can write first thing in the morning, so I start with a cup of coffee (although it’s usually cold before I remember to drink it) and a bottle of water close by. I put a playlist on Spotify (lately it’s been a station that plays Delhi 2 Dublin and like-sounding tracks) and after a quick check of emails and social media (I can’t write until I make sure there’s no business I need to take care of) I get my daily quota in.
I am by no means particular about where I write, though, and often find a change of scenery can bounce the creativity to a new level. My second favourite place to write is in the backyard next to your pond, but I’ve written on our boat, in our holiday trailer, beside rivers, and overlooking golf courses. To me, that’s one of the best things about being a writer – the ability to do it wherever you like!
What about you? Is your creativity portable, or do you need a special place for it? I’d love to hear about it, so leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply. Then, hop on to Elizabeth Schechter and see what her writing space is like!