Where do you write?
In my dreams I have this vision of myself writing in a peaceful setting, a little summer house perhaps in my secret garden.If the weather was nice, you’d find me amongst the roses.
In real life, I write here, there and everywhere.I’m always on the go or simply running around after the children.
Truth is, I love being surrounded by my children and luckily I am able to look after them, home-educate them and somehow throw a little writing in the balance.
Often friends visit and wonder how I get anything done.I’m sure it looks like chaos to them but I’m used to it and as long as the kids are happy, that’s fine!
A little peace
There are times when I do need a little peace, just to hear myself think and not juggle so many balls in the air.I’m not terribly disciplined most of the time, although when needs must, I can be.I’m also a frustrated perfectionist .
The perfectionist in me clashes regularly with the go-getter me.
I’m always amazed to hear how other writers commit to their writing as if it was a 9 to 5 job.I’m not at all like that and I am a very messy writer.
I write in bouts, often wondering how I’m going to reconcile all these little sparks and make something worthy of it.
I’m forever stopping and starting, a page here, a few words there, several notebooks everywhere, my laptop almost always switched on.
Thank goodness for Apple
I’m a Mac user and Apple convert.A laptop that springs to life, the minute you lift the lid, my dream come true!So whenever my daughter or son clamour for my attention, I put the lid down, ready to start as you open it again.Ah, technology!
I do have a dedicated place though where I store all my writing tools and bits and pieces but most of the time I just carry it all in my laptop bag together with notebooks.
I told you, I’m a messy writer, what about you?