For this Meet an Author Monday blog hop, all us authors are talking about where we like to write, and including photos. So, here goes!
I’m not a sit-at-a-desk-and-write kind of person. I use a laptop to write, and it goes everywhere. My absolute favorite place to write, though is at my dining room table:
I have plenty of space to spread out, enough light, and the sound of the fountain outside the window. I don’t mean to tease all of you under snow right now, but I took this photo yesterday. (I love California!)
As I said, my laptop goes with me all over, so I spend time writing all kinds of places. My kids are both musicians, so I do a lot of writing while waiting for lessons to finish. My car becomes my mobile office:
No, I DON’T WRITE WHEN I’M DRIVING – just when I’m parked in front of the music store! My car has a great sound system, so I can crank the tunes while I write.
I do have an office, though, and that’s where I do the bulk of my editing. That’s the real work of writing for me, and I can’t have any distractions when trying to find that new, “right” word or sentence. I am a pile-er, not a file-er by nature, so my desk is messy. Rather than clean it (truth in advertising and all) I distorted things a little. I’ve found that squinting at a mess makes it look pretty, and takes away a little of that “I really should be cleaning” guilt. 😀
What you can’t see to the left is my 30 slot paper shelf. Some people collect shoes – I’m a paper and label fiend. Address labels, card stock, Astrobrites paper…I love them all. Why hand-write something when you can print it on a sticker?
Thanks for visiting my little writing world! Now I put the question to you: Where do YOU like to READ?
Be sure and check out the other authors on the blog (I know some of them actually cleaned their offices).
If you are an author, come hop with us!