Saturday, 12 November 2011

Where do you write?

I keep getting moved with the building work, and I seem to write differently in each location. Rewriting (not my favourite activity) needs a lot of concentration, somewhere quiet like the room I used to have as a study, but that's a bit of a building site at the moment. My desk is stuck in a  sunny bay window at the moment, which makes seeing the screen very difficult, not to mention the noise from the team hammering and sawing next door. It's a good environment for new ideas - I seem to have half a dozen next novel ideas going around my head. Not to mention ideas for poetry.


Meanwhile, the study is finally warm, the draughts have been patched up and a proper floor laid, and the ceiling has been insulated. The smell of sewage seems to be a thing of the past, and the cloakroom is getting a paint job. Now I just have to find places to put everything that normally lives piled up in heaps and old boxes in the old room. Hopefully, getting back to a quiet corner of the house will help with the tidying and rewriting!  


So, where do you write? 

3 comments:

  1. Sounds great, all that activity if noisy. Sure it will provide you with a great writing space once it's sorted.

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  2. Good luck with finding your cosy corner!

    I write in a chair in my lounge. It is the coolest area during the hottest seasons and the warmest in our short winter. I have also taken myself off to the vineyard to sit under an Olive tree when I need to feel free from four walls.

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  3. Hi Carole Anne, it was great fun when they were working but it's nice to be quiet again! And Glynis, the vineyard sounds wonderful. I'm not sure I wouldn't get distracted though!

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