Now that we’re moving into the summer months, I am looking at our family calendar and all the activities we have planned. I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to continue to carve out time for writing each day. Since it is a truth universally acknowledged that I’m the early bird in my house, I know I need to schedule my writing in the mornings. This is going to be quite a juggling act, especially since my kid is now out of school for the summer.
I know some writers who are amazing night owls, working diligently through the night while the rest of the world is still asleep. I also know people who can write anywhere; on a ship in the middle of a thunderstorm with twenty-foot swells, on a plane wedged between a crying baby and a snoring man, in a car, or at Starbucks during rush hour. I can do this if I have to, but I find it very difficult. My ideal writing environment consists of purposely blank walls, a desk, and nothing to distract me. I like shiny objects. If there are pretty pictures or things near my monitor, I can get derailed.
Here’s hoping I can find a way to strike a balance and keep my writing going in the months ahead. What about you? What’s your writing comfort zone? Are you one of those people who can write anytime, anywhere?