My wife Katie is an artist and educator, and I am a writer. We both work from home. Our one-bedroom apartment is comfortable, but small. This means that we don’t have dedicated work space. She’s taken over the living room, save for comfy chairs that face the TV. Consequently, that’s her studio. I’ve taken over the kitchen, with the exception of the practical cooking facilities. Therefore, that’s my office, where I write the most.
There was a time when a good bulk of my writing was done in coffee shops and libraries. That’s just not reasonable. Between the time it takes to pack everything up, walk or ride the bus, and get set up in a new location, it eats into my productivity. For a lot of the year it also means risking a fall on the ice and breaking something important (me, or worse, my laptop).
Staying home and having a routine is the most efficient thing. It isn’t exciting. It isn’t glamourous. The coffee is good, though, and cheap, and plentiful. I’m able to control distractions, something I can’t do in a public space. There’s no need to worry about my stuff if I have to get up to grab a refill or go to the toilet. Boring is good. It’s stress-free. I’ll take it.
Where Do You Write the Most?
Okay reader, where do you find yourself writing the most? You don’t have to be a participant in The Merry Writer game to play along here!
The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.