I’m sitting in a red, high backed chair, trying to write in my Brain Toilet, as my cat claws at the wall, puts his paws on the chair, meows, lays on his back, and cries. All directed at me. Why?
I’M IN HIS SPOT!
Now, this chair was NOT purchased ($20 on FB Marketplace!) for him. It was purchased for me, for a quiet place to sit and read or write while my wife works on her Doctorate (she’s not in yet, but any program that would reject her is idiotic).
That got me thinking...
Do you have ‘your’ writing spot?
Do you need a spot?
I used to think I did. I have a desk set up perfectly- old lap top, typewriter, writing utensils, journals, sticky notes-anything you can think of!
But, what do I do? I sit in a recliner and write, I head to coffee shops, sometimes I’ll write in bed, or even in my classroom - if an idea pops up I’ll jot down some quick notes. Now, I have this red chair (aka Bandit’s Chair). Pretty much ANYWHERE other than my desk...in the basement...with the XBox, and the pool table (aka teen dungeon). So, it’s not always quiet, and it’s somewhat dank (teen fumes). It’s really not an inspiring place. It is a nice place to have as a home base for all my writing stuff, and a lot of books...okay, and lego figures. I love lego figures. Oh, my old Milenium Falcon, with a few old Star Wars figures, too! And a partially finished dragon puzzle. Yeah, not an ideal place to plop down and write, but a great place to keep things organized (even though it may not sound like it).
My writing spot is wherever I am. Especially with my iPad- that’s my main writing utensil. I used to be a journal hog, and I still do love using journals, but not as much as I used to. I can write as fast, and even neater, by typing. Especially with autocorrect.
Do you have a spot?
Let us know in the comments!