Well it has been a couple of months since I moved from my apartment into a house. Moves can sometimes be jarring when it comes to writing. You lose that(or those) sacred place(s) and there is always so much to do.
It was a definite upgrade on space and having a backyard again is very refreshing. If I feel too stuffy siting at my desk I can just walk around in the woods for a bit and clear my head. I think sometimes we hold energy in a place, not like some voodoo more so just association. There were good and bad times in my last place and while that "energy" can be good for writing it can also be bad.
As a kid I moved a lot, which is probably why my MC moved so much in Elemental. There is something about a fresh start it can invigorate you and allow you to shake off things that can weigh you down. While I was looking forward to this I also worried that it would take me a while to get back into writing and if I'm honest the first week or so here I don't think I wrote a word. I did do some reading, this house has some great reading spots. I started to worry though that I hadn't found a way to get back into the groove I'd had at the old place.
So I did a few things, first was I started this blog, one of my favorite things to do is look up author's interviews on YouTube and I happened to be watching some classes Brandon Sanderson(Elantris, Mistborn) was teaching on writing. He took one of his classes and brought on an old student of his Peggy Eddleman(Through the Bomb's Breath) and she talked about the importance of a blog and its uses.
The second was I bought a few more things for my nerd station, any little weird thing that stirs my mind and rearranged it a bit. This got me to sit in my chair and the first few blogs got me touching my keyboard, the combination soon had me typing on two different WIPs. So far I am twenty thousand words in and writing almost everyday. I guess I can say now that the move was a success.
Anyway have fun and keep writing.
I couldn't agree more about energy. Some places are just more conducive to writing than others!ReplyDelete
Yeah I kind of wish I had a laptop again so I could write around the new place, but I like my writing area.Delete
I hope you'll love your new place. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting about the blog fest. I'll see if I can fix the button. ;) I'm so new to all of this.
Oh me too, I have no clue what I'm doing most of the time, lol. Also thanks I am enjoying it so far.Delete