Speaking of productive…I wrote up a storm this weekend! It might have helped that there was an actual snowstorm this weekend, so I had a good excuse to stay inside and write. I was able to spend Friday night and most of Saturday writing. It was glorious!
I have to admit that I’ve been stressing a little bit about my revising, because I’ve been so busy with work, school and holiday stuff, but this weekend has renewed me. I was able to start revamping a major part of my novel, and the changes are exciting me. It’s the type of writing that makes me want to stay up late, skip eating and spend all my time working on these new scenes. The best part is that I’ll be able to do that after Tuesday, because I’ll have almost two weeks off for break. I cannot wait!
I plan to do my writing in two different places.
1) Coffee Shops:
I’m a huge fan of coffee shop writing. I stake out the perfect table (The perfect table is very important! I’ve been known to walk into a coffee shop and walk out if there isn’t a table that works for me.) and spread my stuff out all over it. I get my drink (Extra Hot Venti Chai Tea Latte No Fat No Foam No Water, please), turn on my Itouch and start typing away. I love writing when there are other people around me. The movement, smells and conversations put me in such a productive mood. I love the energy of coffee shops. I’m house shopping right now, and one of the specifications is that the house has to be within ten minutes of really good coffee shop!
2) My Kitchen Table:
I usually write at the kitchen table late at night or early in the morning. It’s usually stocked with coffee or Diet Mountain Dew and lots of gummy peaches. I’ll often have the TV on, but not loud enough to really hear it. I need the background noise. Now that the Christmas tree is up, it’s a great place to work!
Below are some shots of my kitchen writing spot.
Where do you write? Do you need to have a special spot to write, or can you write anywhere? Share your favorite writing spots!