“My Creative Room”

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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? “

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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.

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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.

I write better

(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.

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