Time once again for the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For week 34, the writing prompt is:
Open Doors or Closed Doors
I have no choice. My “office” is a doorless section of the . . . I guess you’d call it the dining room or family room. The house is old, and additions have rendered it rather non-standard in layout.
Because there’s no door, the 3.5-year-old grandson can and does wander in when the urge strikes him. Sometimes he brings his “computer” (an old keyboard) and sits beside me to write. He’s frowning in this picture because he was scolding his mum for interrupting since “we’re writing.” I guess he’s heard that phrase more than once.
Because there’s no door, I block noise with music. Vocal music distracts me, so it has to be instrumental, and given my proclivities, it has to be classical. Haydn is perhaps my best writing music. He’s lively, cheerful, and he doesn’t demand that I focus on him, if you know what I mean.
Because there’s no door, I’m used to writing with distractions. Life is much quieter now, but I started writing when all four of my children lived at home. Go ahead, imagine chaos. Nowadays my favorite out-of-the-house place to write is Wilmot Library, which has ten or so tables with electrical plugs — and neither doors nor walls.
What about you?
Where do you write? And where would you like to write, which is of course a different question?
Click here to check out the writing preferences of the cool romance writers taking part in this blog hop.