Kat from Dandelion Fuzz asks:
“Do you have a special place you like to write? Do you need silence or do you prefer background noise? Where do you write? “
As you can see from the picture above, I have a whole room dedicated for my writing and blogging. I call this room “My Creative Room.” This is where I go each day to compose my poetry, transcribe my dreams from the Swamp Fairy, and to share my thoughts on my blog.
Some days I play music, my favorite 80’s rock, classical, country, Pink Floyd, or any other tunes I can get my hands on. I love music with chanting and some of my best writing is done while that is playing in the background. I love all kinds of music and depending on my mood – you never know what I will be listening to. Some days I have a candle with scented oil lit, and the fragrance wafts throughout my house. Some days it is all hushed and quiet in my creative room. I enjoy those days too. All you can hear are my fingers at the keyboard, tapping those words out of my head and heart.
I have a huge recliner in the back corner of my creative room. Sugar likes to take naps on that chair while the sunlight warms her aging dog-bones.
I do like peace and quiet to write in. If I am doing research for my book, I usually keep it quiet because I need to burn up numerous brain cells looking for information. It just depends. One thing I do know is that I can be creative because I have my own space to be creative in. Do you find that you need a designated place to write too?
I worked as a bookkeeper for the largest law firm in Montana several years ago. I did not have an office per se, I had a sectioned off area of a hallway to work in. It drove me crazy. I could not concentrate. I had all kinds of tedious figures to work with for payroll, billing, etc. and here I was stuck where all the traffic was. I really struggled with the working conditions. Come to find out many years later, as an introvert that working situation was intolerable. I had no idea just how productive and creative I could be until I got my own private place to work in.
(Image Credit: Lady London)
Many thanks to Kat for sponsoring such a great challenge, and many thanks to you for reading and letting me ramble on…
Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing you again.