I write in a ridiculous place
Every now and then I will see a picture of a writer’s perfect writing place. It’s one of those settings complete with nice fluffy pillows, comfortable chairs and a large window within reach.
The crystal chandelier is a nice touch too.
For some reason it’s always sunny or stormy. Nothing in between.
The view consists of a lake or trees. The trees are full of birds or wildlife running nearby. Curled up next to the window is the writer churning out amazing words with ease.
Oh, and one more. If it’s winter there’s always a cozy fireplace nearby.
And then there’s me
Yes. This is where I write every day.
But it wasn’t always that way. A while back I came up with a great idea. I would turn my man’s den into the perfect writing extravaganza.
What’s not to love, I remember telling myself. I have the computer, my cool cup full of pens. My weight bench, a laundry basket, a dead bug or 50 and a live bug or a 100…..damn, I need to take care of that.
But there was one slight problem. Whenever I sat down to create, the ideas dried up.
Sure, I had my computer. I had my resources at my fingertips. I had my privacy and my really cool TV and movies on hand and endless video games at my call.
I’m now beginning to see the problem.
So what is it with these magical places that stir our creative minds? Are we tapping into the stories pipeline? A wormhole to their world?
But most of all why is it when I sit in my little corner of the kitchen it all comes together?
Mysteries are Good
On one hand it’s probably good I don’t know the answer. Sometimes we need unsolved mysteries in our lives but on the other hand it would be nice to have a clue as to why everything comes together at the kitchen table.
So here I am, knee deep in ideas and novels and all that good stuff. Sure, I have to share a spot with the cats and I always lose my place come dinner time, but I don’t mind.
So if any of you have that odd little place in the corner of your house that doesn’t make any sense, don’t worry. Your creative mind is working and that really cool wormhole where all the magic awaits is all that matters.
Enjoy your special writing place.
Happy Friday Everyone!!!