Writing is one of those skills that takes a lot of practice, time, and effort, but it also takes the perfect atmosphere. Every author is different though. Some authors may prefer complete and utter silence during the writing process, while others may enjoy blasting heavy metal while they stab the keys to the beat of the music. It all comes down to what works for that particular person. When I first began writing, I was able to write through anything. Now, I have to be sitting in utter silence in order to stay focused. I seriously think my attention span has shortened as I’ve gotten older…
Since I was able to write despite what was happening around me, I didn’t have a specific writing room. Instead, my writing room was anywhere that I had my laptop, and I wanted to write. Sometimes that would be in the car with my family on long road trips, while my boyfriend was watching sports, or even while my music was blasting. Honestly, I really miss those times because it made it easier to pump out a story when I could focus anywhere. Now, my writing room has become more fixed, and far more relaxed.
While in my writing room, I have to shut myself off to the world, and allow my mind to take over. This means, complete silence, and absolutely nothin to distract me. I even turn off the message notifications on my computer so nothing pops up. Sometimes I sit at my desk, while other times I sit on the floor or on the bed. It all depends how I’m feeling, but I have to be comfortable while I write so I often shift around. I like my writing room to be well lit, which is funny since I do most of my writing during the wee hours of the night when everyone else is dreaming about sugar plums or even waking up to begin their day.
I hope you all enjoyed your peek into my writing room, and the atmosphere I prefer to be in when I’m writing! It’s nearly 5am here, so maybe it’s time to log off and get some much needed sleep. (Then I can begin the process all over again and be up writing again at this hour tomorrow! O.o)
Above is the photo for the Author’s Blog Challenge that I am participating in. The posts come every Friday (this picture will be updated soon I suppose to add in the missing topics), and will hopefully help me create a schedule for my blog! I think it’s a fun idea, and I will definitely enjoy posting with all of the other authors who are participating in the challenge for the rest of the year.