|Posted by mandybaggot on July 23, 2012 at 3:40 AM|
Ah ha, now you think I am going to be talking about setting a backdrop for your characters to play in don't you? No! Today I want to ask about where you writers write.
I am struggling at the moment with finding the perfect location to write. Don't get me wrong, I can and will write anywhere, but working from home most days I feel I need a spot to call my own. So what's the problem? Well, the problem is we have a lovely size study/office but I have to share the space with Mr Big and his guitars and amps! Also, despite having the neatest, cleanest desk in his office at work, Mr Big is the messiest, untidiest person I know and sharing the desk with guitar picks, scrunched up receipts, rubber bands, nails and a hammer (?) isn't my ideal location for creating strong contemporary romance and characters you'll fall in love with (see what I did there?!).
I have a dressing table in my bedroom that has been doubling as a desk but I find I'm not using the dressing table as a dressing table and trying to make up over a laptop isn't working. Besides, a Lady needs her boudoir to be a boudoir right?
Anyway, while Mr Big was away in Germany at the weekend, watching three guitar gods I have never heard of, some changes were implemented. I created what I think will be the perfect inspiring spot for novel writing.
Take one garden chair, add two giant safari print cushions, find space for it in conservatory overlooking large back garden, Sting's fields of gold and the beautiful South Wiltshire countryside, order gorgeous (and cheap) laptop table from Ebay, sit back and suck up that inspirational backdrop.
I just need the school holidays to be over to sit back and indulge! What? They've only just started? Oh.
So, I want to know your favourite writing place, or if you're a book lover, where do you like to curl up with a good book? Do you have a favourite spot or will anywhere do?