Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Little Writing Nook

How important do you think it is to have dedicated space in which to do your writing?  I wrote most of my first novel in our home office at our shared desk top computer.  I've written almost everything since on my laptop, sitting on the living room couch.  Now that I'm back to juggling a full-time job with some ambitious writing goals, I've decided to carve out some space that'll hopefully allow me to focus and up my productivity.  We shall see!!


Author friends--where do you do your best writing?  Do you have a dedicated space in your house?  Or do you just get comfy on your couch?  What helps you be the most productive?

Thanks for reading,
Laura

15 comments:

LTM said...

I would love to have my own writing space. For now it's the desk in my bedroom. Don't they say you shouldn't work where you sleep...? hmmm... but that's it! :D

Summer Ross said...

at night is when I enjoy writing, when the house is quiet and I can curl up in my comfy serta desk chair. :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Lately I've been sitting on my bed with my laptop.

Only problem is, sometimes I fall asleep. :)

Amy

naelany said...

I wish I had a space to seclude myself, in order to write. Alas, my home is too small, so I'm relegated to the couch, using my laptop. It works, I guess.

KarenG said...

Is that your nook? It's so sweet and inviting! And shiny! My space is wherever it's quiet and clean: Have laptop will travel-- That's my motto.

Laura Kaye said...

Love your motto, Karen! And, yes, that's my nook after two hours of excavating it from piles of mail, kids' art projects, mailing supplies, and other things that seemed to land there in pile form. Summer--night *used* to be my most productive time--I wrote my first novel almost entirely between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., but I'm having a hard time getting back into a nighttime writing routine and I SO need to!

Thanks for stopping by, everybody! Happy writing, wherever you do it!

Taryn Kincaid said...

What a beautiful nook you've carved out for yourself. I LOVE that shiny desk. I have a faux tortoise shell table (purloined years ago when my mother was throwing it out!). She kept hers neat and tidy, with an antique (for show!) typewriter, some bric-a-brac and nothing else. My old bedroom that she converted lickety split to "her" space when I moved out! I have a whole room to myself. I can barely move my elbows an inch to each side of the keyboard. That's how much unbelievable clutter I have. Piles of books and loose papers and stuff I don't throw out ever EVERYWHERE!(On the off-chance it might one day come in handy, say, when there's a clutter national emergency and I might use my otherwise useless scraps and junk to barter for canned goods and toilet paper or chocolates). (Clearly, I did not inherit these tendencies from my mother.)
I wish you happy and clutter-free writing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes I'm in my office, sometimes on the couch. As long as I have a notepad and pen, I'm good!

Clarissa Draper said...

I have a little corner in my bedroom but it's the only quiet space in the house.

CD

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks Taryn. I have no illusion that my little nook will remain this clean and uncluttered for long! lol

Yes, Clarissa, quiet is key! Thanks everybody!

Saranna DeWylde said...

I can't manage writing on the couch.I can't balance the laptop on my lap. How lame is that?

I have co-opted the dining room table. The spouse creature's gianormous self doesn't fit under it so we don't eat there.

Saranna DeWylde said...

Oh, and, I like your little nook. It's happy.

Laura Kaye said...

LOL, thanks Saranna!

Wendy Marcus said...

Hi Laura!
Lately I've been writing at my desk which is in what was once our living room and is now my office. The problem: No doors! Close to the kitchen. And my desk is way messier than yours!

In the winter I love to cuddle up on the couch with my laptop.

Oh, and just so you know, my blog post this week was directing people to your post on book trailers which I thought was wonderful. Hope that's okay!

Laura Kaye said...

Hey Wendy--that's great--thanks for passing the info on. No sense in people recreating the wheel! More stuff has migrated onto my desk since I took that pic ;) Thanks for dropping by!