On Saturday I got to hang out with the illustrious up-and-coming YA novelist/writing professor Nikki Mantyla along with a bunch of other awesome writers I met at WIFYR last year. (You can read about all the goings-on here.) So fun to see everyone!
Also great to FINALLY see Nikki’s pergola. I want a magical outdoor haven to retreat to when I am writing. I’ve always felt inspired by places, and maybe the muses would come more regularly if they knew a few places I’d always be found—besides in the pantry with the door shut behind me.
I’m also jealous of Emily’s office. On Martin Luther King Day, the SIX crashed at Em’s house, and I got to see her sunny writing room with TWO desks and TWO bookcases. So clean! So crisp! So inspiring!
My writing space involves a Staples close-out particle-board desk, a treadmill, and an exercise bike. What do you think? Do the shadows of failed new year resolutions past and the glowing hope of new years resolutions present belong in the same room? I sense a clash coming, sending the muses scurrying out the window.
Where are your favorite places to write? Does location matter or can you sink into the zone anywhere, as long as you have a laptop or a pen?