I could picture myself in a room like the one above. There's a big bright window, a fire-place for those cold Wisconsin winters, and a place for all of my books. I would exchange the portrait above the fire-place for a Monet, and perhaps I'd like more modern carpeting, but everything else looks inviting to me.
Currently my writing desk is in our living room: half-way between the kitchen and the television. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. After all, I am usually home alone most of the day anyway. But a writer can dream!
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In a blog I read recently, the author said he had to move his writing room to the other side of the house. The picture window that over-looked the ocean was too much of a distraction for him! (The Horror!) If I want to look out of my window, I have to crank my head over my right shoulder - no scenic distractions happening around here!
This is a view of my little writing corner: It will do for now...and I'm glad I finally got the bookcases.
And speaking of books...I am challenging myself to read at least two books per month. To some of you that may sound like nothing...however, it is a real challenge to me since I tend to compare my writing to published authors which, at times, can make me feel a bit intimidated. But I am very aware of the saying: To be a good writer, you must read! So - I am reading. Right now I am reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and an e-book called Origins, by Sean Hayden. (Vampires!)
Where do you do the majority of your writing? Are you easily distracted by noise or windows with a view?
Thanks for reading!