This month of daily writing advice will include tidbits, tips, and sometimes tricks. This isn’t a replacement for editing or book coaching, it’s meant as a jumping off point for exploration and thought! I hope it helps! ~Amy
WHERE I WRITE
After two and a half years in my current home, I bought a desk chair. I didn’t buy a desk, mind you. I’m using a small folding table. And maybe it’ll be where I write Book 5. So I guess this post should be called WHERE I EDIT.
I wrote THE LAST BATHING BEAUTY mostly sitting on my couch, on a chaise, in bed. I write in long stretches of time and skip a day if I don’t get that time. I’d rather spend a whole day on my writers’ manuscripts and the next whole day on my own, than jump back and forth.
The chair and “desk” in my office/guest room is allowing me to leave my work in order when I take a bathroom/lunch/dog-walk/sanity break. Not the case if I’m writing on the couch.
I can’t write outside (oh look! a squirrel/bird/car/air) and I can’t write in a coffee shop because it’s too noisy. I’m self-sequestered to my own home.
Does it matter that each of my books were written, literally, on my lap? Does it matter if yours is not? Or if you have a playlist in your ears at the local Starbucks?
My advice today is DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG, ONLY WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG FOR YOU.
I have friends who write in 15 minute snippets. Others take months for a retreat. Some look at the ocean or mountains. One of the windows in my “garden apartment” is level with the blacktop of my driveway.
Where do you write? How do you write? We won’t touch on WHY. I know this blog’s limitations!
SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE LAST #30DAYSOFWRITINGADVICE and a GIVEAWAY!