May 24, 2011

Bathtub, Bed, Desk, Outside & In a Car: What Could these Things Possibly have in Common?

Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. Today is a WordCount Blogathon Theme Day. First, let me say thank you to Michelle Rafter at Wordcount for helping ease the burden of daily blogging by giving us some Theme Days to consider. Today's theme is My Top Five Places to Write are . . .

1. My desk in the kitchen: I have my computer, great windows with light surrounding me, and food nearby . . . what more could I want? Might be problematic this summer, however, as my children feed their inner beasts roughly every 15 minutes.

2. The bathtub: I love hot water and bubbles. It relaxes me. Don't worry, I don't have my computer anywhere near, but I have a soggy little notebook and jot down ideas as they come to me.

3. My bed: Confession time: my 6 year old needs my help getting to sleep (sitting next to her and daring not to move is usually sufficient after 3 books). I sit in bed with pad and paper, and sometimes my laptop, and write. I did this the other night until midnight because I was so absorbed. I try not to overuse this method, as I do appreciate sleep.

4. Outside: Whether it's the park or out on my deck, nature and sunshine inspire me. However, bees do not, so I'm often at nature's mercy.

View in Yellowstone from our trip last year
Where I wish I could write outside

5. Sitting in a car: Usually I'm waiting to pick up children, but I hate wasted time and started keeping a notebook in the car. It has proven quite useful.

Where do you like to read or write? Where do you feel inspired?


Kids and Mental Health said...

Hi, Tia. It seems we all took Michelle's advice today (or perhaps we're just so happy to have a suggested theme). You're nice to help your child fall asleep and perhaps it's a perfect opportunity for peace and quiet while you write, too.

Dana & Keith Newbrough said...

I wish I took more opportunity to write - I have never been a writer. The only thing close to a journal was my baby book and that was in bed, when there was quiet and I could relax with my thoughts. :)

Tia Bach said...

Lisa, I do think we all breathe a sigh of relief on Theme Days. ;-) And, don't let me fool you, I love that my baby still needs Mama comfort. Love your blog!

Dana, there's a writer lurking in you.