Where do you write?
Writing ultimately begins in my head- long before it’s even a consideration for paper or screen. Eventually thoughts will overflow and end up written somewhere, then possibly or eventually typed.
My purse is testament to the idea behind the show “Hoarders” after about 3 days of use: tons of papers with notes jotted down in doctor’s script…Yes, I am a note-taking hoarder.
Do you prefer blogging on your laptop in a coffee shop?
How about both…or neither! This question immediately prompts the Dr. Sues book, Go Dog Go within my thoughts. I prefer to write. Period. I am nomadic- rather than ritualistic in my writing destinations.
As for my favorite laptop, I am confined to places with outlets since it is from the generation of Macs with faulty batteries. Bummer.
Are you productive in a quiet room, door closed, away from civilization?
Absolutely! This is a rare occurrence during the summer, or anytime school is not in session. Hours upon blissful hours can go by when I find the silence.
On the other hand, I am also able to produce in the middle of chaos if I am burdened enough with the need to write.
Today, describe the space where you write.
Today (this evening, actually) I am writing in my room- on my bed. I am accompanied by my “pillow attack team” which is not my husband’s favorite, however, it is obvious he loves me since he endures the obtrusive pile of pillows on a nightly basis.
Note: The “Pillow Attack Team” is the Mt. Everest of pillow collections. What can I say? I LOVE Pillows.
My laptop (plugged in) is sitting on my lap. I am surrounded by two snoring dogs, various “support” devices (ex. iPads, iphone, Android platform tablet for those things Apple products can’t do, a large pink polkadot makeup bag filled with colored pens and sharpies, an ice water and my Peppermint Bark Moisturizer.)
Most importantly, my husband is next to me when I write at this time in the evening.
What is your ideal setting?
My ideal setting would be on the beach. Hands down. For now, we live in the desert, so the beach would mean a vacation.
When the weather is nice I tend to fall into the habit of grabbing my coffee and a pile of journals, pens and my ipad to write in our “coffee house” which is really a metal screened gazebo out by the pond.
My favorite chair in the coffee house recently became inhabited my a black widow spider…eeeeeeek! Needless to day, I have steered clear and am looking forward to the confirmation of the widow’s death…
What are your writing habits?
I say this from experience, as I fell out of step with my writing habit for over a year due to my lack of intention. Looking back on that year proves my necessity to write. My mind tangles into a horribly awful miserable knot of deadly sparking wires.
Fires are started quickly by tangled and exposed wires. I can best describe that year, sans writing, as a huge forrest fire.
What equipment or supplies do you use to write?
Now we are talking! I LOVE writing gear with a passion. I’ve already mentioned the ridiculous pen obsession, so I will move on to the journal obsession.
Journals are one area where I am a bit rigid in my preferences: they have to be hardcover, medium lined, smooth paper with spiral binding. I also love sketch pads for those days when I am needing to take a more artistic approach to my written words.
What do you need and want in a physical space?
Need: I can’t say I really NEED anything in particular except something to write with and something to write on.
Want: I want peace, the above mentioned tools and gear, variation, light, COFFEE, munchies (this is not always a good thing,) air conditioning or beautiful weather, fluffy pillows and a clean house with all the laundry finished and dinner in the crock pot.
It all boils down to ONE truth: When there is a need, there is a way!
Additional Writing 101 Instructions for today’s assignment:
Today, insert a poll at the end of this post to gather ideas on what to write.
So, here we are at the end of the post…I have no poll and no more time. Poll configuring will have to start tomorrow! Until then, I extend blessings for a beautiful evening/morning to all.