This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?
This will be quick.
My place doesn’t have a GPS location. It’s somewhere deep inside my head. A place where I’ve lived since I was a child. the place of pretend. I see what I need to see. Hear what I hear. And the smells…
Although I want to visit often, it can be elusive. I can sit staring at a screen for a long time before I travel to this magical place. Sometimes I have to read what I’ve written already.
Or play some mood music or sounds to get me there.
And when I arrive… Well it’s tricky capturing what goes on around me. I can’t type fast enough. I can’t note everything in the same intensity I experience it. I may re-write the scene several times.
The true test of success is when I read it again later. By later I mean months or even years. Do I go back to the moment where it all began?
What about you, is your writing space something more?