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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When and where do you write?



I write whenever I can. That usually means a few mornings a week, some nights and on the weekends. I am a night person by nature but have become more flexible since having kids. I love to write so any time is a good time for me. If I'm under deadline then writing definitely becomes a priority over mounting laundry and mopping. Okay, it's true I'd do a lot of things instead of tackling household chores!

You can usually find me writing at one of two places: my home office, pictured here or at my local Starbucks. I write at home when I need it really quiet (minus the family:) and I write at Starbucks when I need to be away from the distraction of toys strewn about the house and little voices (very cute voices but still distracting:).

At home I can play my music as loud as I want, use the internet for research and stare at my little believe sign given to me by my son a couple of years ago when he was five (pictured here). This works great for new scenes. However, when I am editing a book I prefer to go to Starbucks where nobody knows my name and I can fill up on coffee.

One of my favorite things about writing is that it can be done virtually anywhere. I have not written in the shower or in a hot air balloon but I have written at a stop light while driving and in plenty of waiting rooms.

4 comments:

Jan Blazanin said...

Tell the truth, Danielle, you cleaned up your desk before you took that picture. I'm going to need a crane and bulldozer to get my desk looking that good!

Danielle Joseph said...

Jan, I try to keep my desk pretty clean but I do share it with my hubby so that is another story. However, what you don't see is the couch behind it that I pile everything on that doesn't have a home:)!

IMAGINE said...

I really enjoyed your post. I spent yesterday cleaning and my desk still doesn't look like yours. Thanks for answering a question I was curious to ask. Like you I write mostly in the morning or evening and I laughed when you said you write at home or Starbuck's. My book has been written in the house and at Barnes & Noble while my daughter is at cheerleading practice.

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

The believe sign is so sweet. I surround myself with reminders of the people who care & believe too in my writing space.