Sunday, August 28, 2011

Where do you write?

I've always had this vision in my head of this awesome place for me to churn out novels. My "awesome place" has floor to ceiling book shelves, a whiteboard that takes up an entire wall, an awesome sound system, clouds painted on the ceiling, and the mother of all iMac's sitting on a massive, super cool desk.

There may or may not be a water feature in the corner. (I haven't decided if the sound of trickling water would calm me, or just send me to the bathroom every five minutes.)

In reality, I spend most of my writing time tapping away at my laptop on the couch while my son watches Toy Story 2 for the sixth time since he woke up.

So where do you write? Where would you like to?



  1. Hi! I'm part of your YA group. Nice to meet you!

    I write at my desk most of the time, with a dog or two at my feet.

  2. Hello I just joined your YA group! Looking forward to getting to know you.

    For me I write where ever I can- there are too many kids around here to find the perfect spot- someone would steal it. lol

  3. I have a small desk that sits in front of the picture window in our living room - a bookshelf on the wall at my left. It's not a bad spot - I can still be physically in the room with my family, but also focused on my own thing. Sometimes I do long for the room you describe above, whiteboard, and all - but, alas, we just don't have it. One of these days, I may venture out into the world and try writing at a cafe or a library to do a little people-watching as I write, but most of the time it's just too easy to sit down in my own living room and type away. :)

  4. Truthfully, the only place I write is in my bedroom. If I had to write anywhere it would be in a cabin somewhere far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

  5. Hilarious! Well, I write at the Starbucks every morning. Not that I am a huge Starbucks fan, but it's only a block away. I have to get up and out to get the Muse inspired.

    Glad to be part of your Platform Group!

  6. Hi Megan, I'm loving your blog. I especially like this one about "where do you write". Love the photo of the desk. I gave a shout out to your blog and this post on my blog today. :)

  7. I just discovered you from here (, and I love the idea of an awesome place for writing. I know exactly what you mean! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. I am in the campaign, too (for short stories, adult fiction and literary non-fiction).

  8. Oh my gosh! I love orange, and I must have that desk!

    Everytime I purchase a desk, we seem to move and the old desk it thrown out. Hubby then "inherits" my desk, and I write with my labtop on the couch. Thanks to him, I'm an arthritic hunchback. Oh well, he's the one that has to look at me. =)

  9. Dropping by from the campaign . . .

    I know that a water feature would definitely make me run back and forth to the bathroom all day long!

    The desk would be even more awesome in blue!

  10. I loved this post, your blog and your descriptions. I also love Jane Austen, am overly emotional and sleep deprived LOL Must be a writer thing. I am slowly converting a bedroom to my office. So far I have my cool milky glass desk, two bookshelves, my iMac and can't live without Keurig. Next will be flooring, deciding over wood or linoleum. I dream of having a white board wall and recently ran across white board spray paint and am seriously considering it. Hugs!!!!