Do you like to write? Are you a full-time author, a once in a while writer, or a student? Do you want to spill out thousands of words on a daily basis and dream of being a famous author? Perhaps, the right writing environment won’t assure you of success, but it can make a big difference.
Analyze and factor in what it takes for your ideal space. Then proceed by making a few alterations and even reorganizing can be the key to get those creative juices going.
“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.” — Henry David Thoreau
Do you have a set schedule for writing only to feel overwhelmed with other things that take precedence? When you are finally ready to write, are you easily distracted? I know I am and I’ve determined that this isn’t just me, it has a lot to do with the nature of writing. Getting started can be a challenge in itself and then your focus has to continue for as long as it takes to completion.
“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult
Something to think about is whether your writing environment makes your writing more difficult? Many writers write from home which could be work related or writing a novel. Whatever you are trying to accomplish most likely requires a high level of concentration.
“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” – Mark Twain
With that said Home isn’t necessarily free from distractions, especially when family members are present and even your pet. Not only can every little noise in the house be a distraction but there are household chores waiting to be done, errands to be run, and more.
This is where you learn to set priorities so you don’t beat yourself up and feel guilty. For sure, you want a clear head in order to focus on your writing.
“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” — Ernest Hemingway
Of course, your home is not the only option. Depending on where you feel comfortable, there are other places where you can settle in and write. Seek them out and find that special nook that eases tension and inspires you to write.
The key is to make yourself comfortable with no interruptions via phones, TVs, loud music or loud voices. However, some writers like soft music or white noise as a soothing background filler. Personally, dead silence is not for me and I prefer music when I write. Also, I like to see the outside as I find nature inspirational.
In conclusion, we all have our preferences and whatever it takes to wake up our creative senses should be utilized. So set up your perfect space and start writing. Don’t make it drudgery, make it fun.
“If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!” ― Jackie Collins
Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry and encouraging others to pursue their goals. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Potpourri. Eugenia has authored ebooks, “Fanciful Delights” and “Mama, me and Mother Nature”. She is also a published author on Spillwords Publishing and a contributing author to the FAE Dreams Anthology and the PS: Its Poetry-PoetrySoup Anthology