WRITING IN THE COUNTRY
Some of my best writing has been done while in the country. While I’m being surrounded amongst trees, dirt roads, birds, goats and cows, I am in what I call my “happy place.” My writing is smooth, my characters seem happy, and the storyline moves along at a steady pace. Unfortunately, Mr. Writer’s Block sometimes decides to join me and view the countryside, but when I’m there, I don’t mind. I take a breath, walk around, and then come back to it, not having it ruffled my feathers.
WRITING AT THE BEACH
When I go on beach vacations, the first thing I pack is my laptop, knowing that I’ll be able to get some work done, while lounging under an umbrella and sipping on strawberry daiquiri! I’ve noticed that when I write at the beach, it seems to be very different from the day-to-day writing that I do when I’m not on vacation. It is silly to say, but the beach brings out my erotica side. My scenes are a lot more steamier, my characters are almost always “in the mood,” and thanks to the inspiration of the lovey-dovey couples that I observe, it helps me stay focused on my work.
LAZY WEEKEND WRITING
These days are my most favorite. I seem to be focused on writing, and nothing else, (though I first make sure that the husband and cat are fed). When it’s a lazy day and I’m focused on my work, it’s amazing at what gets done, and how everything just seems to come together. I could have done nothing all week, and come to the computer for two straight days and catch up, sometimes even writing five days worth! (On Saturday and Sunday, I have to thank my husband for his encouragement to wake up early and write).
I’m curious…what and where is your “HAPPY PLACE?”