Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finding a Place to Write

This weeks Road Trip Wendnesday over at YA Highway asks the question, where do you write. I have two answers to this question.

Answer #1: The train. I live in the suburbs of Portland, but work downtown. This means I have a 45 minute comute by lightrail to and from work each day. That’s an hour and a half each day that I’m sitting on a train with nothing better to do than write. I bring my laptop with me to work, and write during my commute each day. On days when a story idea nags at me all morning, I often pull out my laptop during my lunch break and write then too.

Answer #2: Bed. I desided to convert our guest room into my home office. There isn’t a desk in there. There is just a bed that only gets used a few times a year. I like sitting in bed and writing. I also like being able to spread notes to myself all over the matrass and not have to worry about cleaning them up when I want to go to sleep. I find the guest bedroom is a wonderful office. We do have a desktop computer at a real desk in another room of our house, but I’ve never written at that computer. How uncomfortable. I sit at a desk eight hours every day. When I get home and want to write, I’d much rather lay in bed.

What about you? Where do you like to write?

Joke of the Day
Never say anything bad about a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. By then you’re a mile away, and you’ve got his shoes. So you can say whatever you want.


Lisa Marie Miles said...

I used to love to write in my office, waaaaayyy back when I didn't have kids. Now my desk is in my bedroom (until we move in a month and I'll have an office again in the attic!). So, I love to write at my desk, but I actually write wherever I can throughout the day: kitchen table, bathroom while giving a bath, at counter making lunch, etc. :)

Michelle Schusterman said...

Oooh, the train. That sounds like such a romantic place to write!

Kaitlin Ward said...

I tried to comment yesterday but your blog wouldn't let me! Yay for writing on the train! I definitely would if I had your commute.