It’s been a barren couple of months for my novel, with MA assignments and other commitments taking up my time. Fortunately – before panic/despair/self-doubt set in – there was a partial lifting of the fog, and a couple of new chapters are up and running. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s all coming together, it’s definitely not falling apart.
I’ve said before that I like to write in cafés, and my latest flurry of words came in Selley’s in Sidmouth. A cosy corner, an enormous pot of tea and my mobile writing set-up are all I need to write on the move. Here is the view from my writing corner in this cute café:
And here is my writing corner (note that large teapot – lovely):
It was here that a particularly stubborn scene finally flowed.
I find that as my novel progresses, I’m feeling the need for a specific, dedicated writing space close to home. To give myself a realistic chance of finishing the first draft this year, I’m currently planning a refurb of our dinky caravan to provide an on-the-plot writing room with zero distractions, and everything I need to feel calm and creative. Here it is in situ; I will provide an interior picture story in due course, to mark its transformation into literary haven.
Where do you like to write?