Saturday, June 2, 2012

writing space

It's amazing how much having a place to write affects how much work you get done.  As I mentioned before, my room (which also happens to be my work-space) has undergone some major renovations lately.  This past year my `work space' has been the living room sofa.  That... turned out not to be the best plan.  Our living room gets a lot of traffic.  I tried writing on my bed, but that's also where I watch Hulu and read blogs.  (Besides, I was giving myself a crink in the neck like you wouldn't believe.) 


Now that my room is mostly back together, I've unearthed my favorite chair, and designated it my writing space.  I have decreed that if my laptop is open and I'm setting in that chair I am not allowed to be check Facebook, play Mahjong or watch Hulu.  If I want to do any of those things, I have to move.  It's amazing how much writing I get done now when I'm feeling too lazy to move. 


I don't think people have to have a special place in order to write, but if you're the sort of person who needs to give your self-discipline a nudge once in awhile, finding a special writing spot can be a great way to make yourself buckle down to business.

4 comments:

  1. I tried to use a similar approach to homework when I was in school. Having a place to do the work really helped me actually get around to it. Having a time as well as a place helped, too, but sometimes that's harder to arrange. Especially when I had a lot of homework, and dis-similar schedules day-to-day. {smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  2. Yeah, the scheduling thing is a problem. :) Interruptions wouldn't BE interruptions if they weren't unexpected.

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  3. Very true. We could get much more done if it weren't for the interruptions we can't plan for. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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