“What are some of your favorite places to write--or some of your favorite retreat spots--and why are they ideal for you as a writer?”
I don’t really have a special place to write but I usually write on my laptop in my playroom because that is where I spend most of my time. I also like to write early in the morning before my husband wakes up and the routine of life gets in the way of writing. But when we travel, I have been known to write in the car, in the hotel room, or at a campsite. I guess writing is a lot like talking to me and I don’t have a problem with running my mouth or writing words!
Writing isn’t a problem for me but coming with ideas to write about worries me more than writing. I’m worried that I will run out of inspiration but I get a lot of inspiration from the blogs I read, current events that are happening, a book that I read, or situations that I experience. Sometimes I have ideas running rampant in my head and I can’t get them written down fast enough!
Sometimes I have so many great ideas that I’m afraid I will forget them so I started carried a small notebook to write these ideas down. Or I might record an idea on my phone to play back later. When we are hiking and I tend to meditate as we walk in the woods, an idea pops in my head and I’m so afraid I will forget it so I end up telling my husband the idea and ask him to not forget it. If I tell someone something, it helps me to remember.
When I get home, I like to open up a word document for each idea and give it a title. Then I save these in an “unfinished” folder to come back to when I’m ready to write. Depending on the mood I’m in when I’m ready to write, I can choose the document that appeals to me.
So, now I ask my readers, what are some of your favorite places to write?
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