Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where I write

Probably of no interest to anyone - but - I'm trying to think of something to write about that I haven't covered before. I write in the room  amusingly referred to as 'the music room'. It used to be where the kids kept their instruments - violins, saxophone, piano, recorders, trumpet, guitars - all of which have now gone apart from the piano which I play very badly. It's on my left. Behind me are shelves of books, hundreds and hundreds of them, anally arranged in groups according to genre and author but not alphabetical - though I would if I could! On my right are doors to the garden. But what's most interesting is that in front of me is a completely blank wall. I'm so easily distracted, if there was anything on it, I'd never write a thing. My desk is a cluttered mess, bits of paper with notes, lots of books, the phone - oh
and glass of wine. That's not usual but I've had a long day


Arlene said...

I've the opposite type setting. I've learned long ago to blank out my envirement. If I have the right counter to lean my arm on, I'm good to go surrounded by evil plush bears, silly knick-knacks, table filled with flower deliverys I need to deal with. If only I could lose the distraction of the net.
I somehow doubt that blank wall is empty that you glance at from time to time. It's filled with sooo many faces and names of amazing good and bad men, women, vamps, fey, weres and thank god, more and more are on their way to coming to life.

Barbara Elsborg said...

No Arlene - it really is completely blank. LOL Just like my head. But the net sucks attention, you're right. I know when I've had enough of writing because I'm clicking on IE every few minutes. But problem with laptop not charging might mean that's not going to happen! EEEK!

Fred said...

Sorry you had a bad day. I've had a few of those lately as well. Here's to our sorrows, cheers.

Anonymous said...

I love hearing how other writers physically approach their daily writing, what works for them, what doesn't. Audible and visual surroundings can be both inspiring and distracting.

I have a blank wall too, Barb. I hate it. I painted it white with the intention of writing my favorite quotes all over it. Floor to ceiling inspiration. But until I finish it, it's a screaming distraction. LOL.