Everyone has a different way they write, and what things help and hinder their writing experience. Personally, I’m pretty easy to please. Most of my writing gets done right on the little couch (it’s not actually a couch, but I don’t know exactly what it’s called) that’s in the center of our cabin. Since I live in a cabin, I don’t have another room specifically for writing, although sometimes that might be handy!
I grew up in a very noisy household with lots of siblings. It actually really helped me in the long run, because I am a master at tuning things -more specifically people- out without even thinking about it! This comes in super handy when I’m reading or writing, because Lucas can be doing whatever noisy thing he wants, and I am completely ‘in the zone’. Honestly, just about anywhere I am, I am able to write!
When I blog, I just have my laptop open on my lap, some coffee or soda, and I’m ready to go! I usually just write all my blog posts in the WordPress ‘create new post’ place, although every once in awhile I’ll write it in a word document (technically LibreOffice document) and then copy paste it over.
When I’m writing my stories, however, I usually do that with pen and paper. For some reason, I have to physically be writing it for it to really make sense for me. I love being able to actually cross things off, and then highlight words I want to replace or sections that need worked on, etc. I’ll then type up everything I’ve written, save it on my computer, and also save it on a USB flash drive as well. I accidentally completely totaled my old laptop, and lost everything that was on there. I learned from that experience, and will always have multiple back-ups in case something happens!!
I also always carry a little notebook and have lots of pens in my purse, since you never know when inspiration will strike! Overall, just give me enough room for me, a laptop, or a notebook (or binder full of paper is what I have) and a pen, and I am good to go!
This post was inspired by WordPress’s Writing 101, which I am currently enrolled in. Now, I am to ask you all for some suggestions on what to write!! You can visit my Contact Me page and send your suggestion that way, or you can leave it in the comments below! I appreciate the feedback. 🙂 Also, what’s your ideal writing place/style?