First, I wanted to take a minute to thank Christie Wright Wild over at Write Wild for awarding me a "Lovely Blog Award". Thank you, Christie! Her blog is quite lovely and really helpful, so please pop on over there if you don't know her already!
Second, thank you for all the solidarity on yesterday's post. I think we'll have to get a few more couches in the room of self-doubt. But the nice thing about our community here, is all the words of encouragement to combat that doubt. Write on, everybody!
Now to today's topic: Where to write?
If you write, where do you write? Do you have to be at your computer? Do you write things out by hand first? Do you have to get away from your house? Do need to be somewhere to be inspired?
I find that I do my best brainstorming away from my house. There is just too much to distract me here. Even if I am here all alone, I find that I read blogs or do dishes or sneak off to watch Project Runway. No, if I want to make my brain calm down enough to have original thoughts, I need the library or some other quiet place.
Now if I'm writing, I can be anywhere. I think I'm engaging my neurons enough when I'm actually writing that I don't get as distracted. Or, when I am distracted, I'm anxious to get back to what I was doing and I can pick it back up again quickly.
This does not bode well for PiBoIdMo! I need to be able to get my brain to focus on idea formation anywhere. I hope that PiBoIdMo helps me tackle this wandering-brain problem!