BLOG CHAIN — Write Space


Where do you write? Is it quiet? Do you like to listen to music? Do you write at home or away? What gets you in the mood?

I used to love writing in a tree. You heard me right, just a yellow notepad, a #2 mechanical pencil and my favorite L-shaped branch in my mom’s backyard. 

Now, my home office is my favorite space to write. When I walk in there, I’m welcomed by the most soothing shade of green. There is no question the office belongs to a writer. The walls are covered with pictures of my characters, their names, eye color, catch phrases. I even have weather charts, calendars, lunar cycles (important when working with werewolves) and even a made up school roster. For my current WIP Blink, I have the outline on index cards taped to the wall so I can see my progress.

Listening to music helps me get into the zone faster than anything else. I love love love love Pandora.com. I have an Enigma radio station for Blink because Lexi listens to that kind of music when she kills. For Edge of Truth, I prefer my John Legend and/or Will Smith stations. But, when I’m working on my adult vampire stuff, I’m She Wants Revenge all the way. I only hear the first few songs before everything disappears and I don’t even hear the music anymore.

Those are the moments I live for, the reason I write. Ah, the writer’s high. Nothing like the thrill of words filling the page, characters getting into trouble, characters fighting or falling in love or both.

Even though my writing space has evolved over time — my notepad replaced by a laptop, the pencil by a keyboard, and my branch by a chair — my love for writing remains the same.

I don’t write there anymore, I still climb that tree.

Be sure to check out Dawn’s and Marsha’s answers.

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5 comments on “BLOG CHAIN — Write Space

  1. gk says:

    Oooh. I would love to follow the blog chain and start it on my blog, too. (Is that okay?) I love having questions to answer. It gets me writing (and thinking)! And I love reading everyone else’s answers on their blogs. 🙂

    • Go for it! Just use the title “BLOG CHAIN — Write Space” for your post title, put the question in italics at the top, and link it back to my blog and one (or more) other blog to create a chain. This can be Dawn, Marsha, or another blog.

  2. lbdiamond says:

    Music definitely gives me the energy to keep writing, even when I’m dog tired! I enjoy heading to the local bookstore on weekends to write, but weeknights I stay at home and set my laptop on my lap and type away.

  3. I’m at a bookstore right now. There’s something about being surrounded by books that helps.

    What kind of music do you listen to?

  4. gk says:

    Awesome. Thanks, Natasha! I’ll do this tomorrow morning. 🙂
    As for music, I love quite a bit. If I listen while writing, though, it has to be kind of quiet music … like Enigma, Enya, or just something not too crazy that will ruin my train of thought. Usually, I write in silence. 🙂

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