Am about to start in with the writing this morning, and ended up trying to decide where I wanted to write. I’ve always known that it’s important to me to write in different locations. I have several: my chair, the chaise lounge, the couch, my bed, and myriad coffee shops around here.
I don’t mix all day job and writing locations. I have a desk for the day job, and three chairs that I switch out for the desk. I never write at the desk, and I never do day job on my bed. The chair, chaise lounge and couch can all be used for each. As well as coffee shops.
One of the things I realized while at my brother’s was that writing in different locations is actually part of my writing process. I only had two places I would write at his place, my bed and the couch. But the one morning I found I couldn’t write in my bed — had written there for at least two days — as soon as I moved to the couch inspiration struck and I could do my 2500 words for the day. Then I deliberately switched every day, and found I had no more problems.
So how about you? Do you find that you need to write in different locations all the time? Or do you need to write in the same place every day?