Monday, July 19, 2010

Where I Write

My writer friend Leslie features pictures of "where I write" on her blog, and today, she's put up a picture of my space.

Very cool. Thanks Leslie.

I don't think you can see it in the picture, but her blog is on my monitor 'cause her lessons and exercises are wonderful and I use them a lot when stuck for ideas.

It's made me think a little bit about "where I write" and I've come to the conclusion that it is not really a place in the world, but a place in my head. What no one around me knows is that I am writing all the time. I listen to conversations, analyze physical situations, and try to translate how tension makes itself known. This thinking gets written down at various times at my desk, but I don't really need a bunch of desk time to get pretty good results.

In the last few months, I have taken a break from writing. This was kind of an enforced break due to school and the pursuit of another new job that I wanted. School is almost over and the job is lost, but I choose to take that as a signal that I should continue to write.

The link to Leslie's blog is here, and I think you would enjoy a few moments with a truly wonderful, giving writer.

Thanks for reading me.


Jo Taylor