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 funny question for me because I am so particular about where I write. In my old house I used to write at the kitchen table. I soon discovered this was a big problem, because the kitchen, as it happens, is where I keep all the food. So...yeah...
Then, I tried writing on the couch. But this was also a problem because I can not write amidst chaos (it's an OCD thing, I know) and with a toddler running around, the living room became a giant, sticky toy box.
So, most of KATANA, along with its revisions, was written at Riley's Coffee & Fudge(I miss you - RIP), Starbucks (Please forgive me Riley's Coffee & Fudge!!!), and St. Louis Bread Company (known to the rest of the world as Panera).
But then, after years of searching, my husband and I stumbled upon a 3,000 sq. ft. mold-infested, leaking, wreck of a foreclosure. It was PERFECT!!! So perfect we had to fight for it - so much so that we launched a congressional inquiry into the auction practices of Fannie-Mae. (Looooooooong story. The short version is, after six months - and a lot of crying on my part - we won the house!) **Just a reminder, people - if you're being screwed over, contact your congressman or woman. They're here to work for you.**
Anyway, add in an additional three months for rehab and, BEHOLD, I finally have an office all to myself!!! **BLISSFUL SIGH**
Okay, so really it's just a small corner in the upstairs family room, but it's mine. ALL MINE. MUAH HA HA HA!!!
To see other writerly spaces check out Abby's post here and after the holiday check out what Shannon has to say.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Blog Chain Post: Finally, a corner office - with a window!
Today's blog chain was started by Bonnie who asked: