Do you have a place where you’d like to write? Do you have a favourite place to write? How do they match to where you usually write?
My fantasy is writing in the middle of things going on around me; I’m so desperate to write I’ve just had to stop and get my pen out. When I see this in my head I’m sat on the stairs at school (I think this maybe an image from the film Heathers). My second fantasy location is sat curled up on a wide window sill, looking out on to a wonderful view when I’m thinking.
What I find interesting is both of these fantasies involve physical books when I actually do most of my writing direct on to my laptop; in fact I’m writing this on my new smart phone. The main writing I do in a book is my journal and the location for that is usually bed. I’ve tried previously to change when I write my journal; morning pages, when I get in from work or whenever the mood takes me (like my fantasy) but they don’t hold so just before sleep is best for me.
The first week of our summer holiday will be on a yacht sailing along the south coast of England. I’m hoping it will give me the opportunity to do lots of writing while sat on deck and looking at the view, combining both my fantasies.
Do you write in your fantasy location? Do you think it would make a difference to your writing if you did?