Monday, August 22, 2011

A change and a rest.

I have found it incredibly difficult to pick up my skirts and run the last distance to the end of the task. I've been sick; there's been snow; there have been other things crowding in. My usual writing place is in a lovely old shed at the back of the garden. With the earthquakes in Christchurch, the walls and door have shifted and now a howling wind blows through. That and the cold and wet and soggy garden made my writing space very undesirable. Here is the nice tidy WARM inside of that place.

I was bemoaning my lack of 'my space' within our house to a teaching collegue and she suggested I carve out one for myself right this minute (well, as soon as I got home from school). I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before. So, here I am, writing this to you from the corner of my bedroom


Now, the loo is across the hall; the kitchen (for my snacks and cuppas) is accessed by five strides and, if I'm in serious need of distraction, the living room with fire, telly and family are two doors away.

So, off to make a cup of tea, flex my fingers and begin to begin again.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good good good! Hurray for warm quiet comfy writing spaces. Looking forward to reading the results.

jtwebster books said...

Your new writing space is almost identical mine, except I have the bed not the fireplace next to me.
I hope the warmer space translates into lots of wonderful writing and that the distractions will be few. :)

Jeannie said...

You must have finished that tea by now and your fingers must be the most flexed fingers in the writing world. More, more.

TK Roxborogh said...

yes, yes. Many cups of tea finished. Am about to plough into it all again after a morning reading and an early afternoon family putting to see The Help.