Hello and welcome to my site! This is a two part blog post. First I will deal with my new year goals and talk you through why they mean something to me. Second I will talk about the ideal writing and reading space, and why they are different places.
I’ve already mentioned that in the new year I want to publish some more stories. I think this is important for me because first of all I enjoy writing stories and to share them with the world is a way to be a part of a bigger community. It also helps me to increase my likely hood of becoming a well known author – which is something I want. I want people to know a few stories by me, and to enjoy them. I write primarily horror with particular attention to zombie fiction.
At least if I publish a few more stories – I have two that I want to release by spring – then I will also have had more practice. I don’t believe I could ever stop creating stories. As for how many I want to publish in total next year – I guess I want to publish more – that also depends. I am edging toward shorter novella fiction lately.
Perfect writing space?
Well no. Just like working in progress on your novel, you always work on your writing space. Maybe a desk would work. It does for me occasionally. I use a soft leather desk chair, which folds out so you can lay down. My desk isn’t particularly comfortable to rest arms on though. I like to sit on the cough. I suppose a comfortable writing space is the first step to building a perfect writing place. But there’s more to it…
… it might involve putting on some music in the background or making a brew or favourite drink for your writing session. These are factors too. They influence mindset when writing. Perfect writing space is the whole – everything you do – during a writing session. You might dance before, go for a walk during a break or even make a few phone calls, use the internet etc. I know I’m relaxed when I can write for an hour straight without stopping. If I have trouble then I usually switch up my writing location.
Reading is a different matter. I have to be able to sink back into a comfortable chair to read. If I’m in a café I’ll simply dip my head low into a book and focus on that and it helps me focus. I can read most places sitting down, but not in loud busy places where it is more difficult.