Below are a few pearls from the sea of Eric Maisel, PH.D. in his book “A Writer’s Space…Make Room to Dream, to Work, to Write”, which I’m currently reading:
- “Once you internally agree to get your work done you can write almost anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that you can vanish into your writing as easily in one environment as in another. Find your best spot; or create it, if it doesn’t exist, by pushing furniture around, by reclaiming the junk room, by doing whatever is necessary.”
- Protect your writing space: lock the door, skip emails, move to an area where you don’t normally write. You are the only one who can protect your writing space.
- Honor your space. Just sitting in your space isn’t enough; it matters what you do there. Do what needs to be done so that you can enter your space clear-headed and unencumbered.
I thought I had my space all figured out (as shared in a previous post)… until summer approached. Trust me, 95 dripping degrees and an air conditioner that refuses to climb to the top of our stairs doesn’t make for an honorable space.
So, until autumn breezes begin a-flowing, this writer is in search of a cooler, kinder, and more conducive writer’s space. I’m certain that by the time I finish reading this book, I’ll know exactly where that space is…
And then, of course, it will be October.
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