by Megan Haskell
One of the things I truly love about being a writer—one of the major reasons I started writing in the first place—is that we can work anywhere, at any time. Writers aren’t (necessarily) tied to an office, though they can choose to work in one.
We’re not even required to sit at a desk. How about on the couch with a favored companion?
Or get away from home entirely by heading to the place where everybody knows your name? (In my case, that’s Patch Coffee Co. on Portola. Basically my home away from home.)
I’ve even been known to write at the kitchen table with a baby in my arms.
As well as at night after the kids are in bed with a nice glass of wine to minimize the self-editor.
I don’t have pictures of it, but I’ve been known to write on my iPhone while watching my daughter practice Tae Kwon Do, while parked in the car waiting for school pickup time, or on my iPad while outside in the backyard watching my girls play.
Habits are good and rituals are sometimes necessary to get in the flow, but there’s no single “right place” to find inspiration or work on your craft. In fact, one of the things I teach in my productivity courses is that there’s always time to write. If you keep an open mind and stay flexible with your workspace, you can find five minutes here or ten minutes there to put words on a page. And you can do that anywhere.
So what’s your preferred writing setting? Share in the comments!
Legend has it, I was born with a book in my hands. Thirty-ish years later, I’m a stay-at-home-mom who prefers a good story over doing the dishes. Only now, I’m building my own fantasy worlds! I’m the Award-Winning author of the Amazon bestselling series, The Sanyare Chronicles, and Program Director of O.C. Writers. You can find me on my website at www.meganhaskell.com, Facebook, and Twitter.