I've been trying to tidy up my house lately, and it occurred to me that if I were to actually clean my desk (ahem), I could try writing there.
It's been so long since I've written at my desk, though. I used to write primarily at my desk, although sometimes I would work on the couch in the living room. Since I moved into my condo in 2016, though, I've primarily worked in the kitchen, instead of my office in the second bedroom upstairs.
It's not that I dislike my office. It's often a mess, although that will hopefully be fixed soon. But I don't care as much for working upstairs. I like being in my sunny kitchen, where I can get a drink or a snack at any time.
In my kitchen, I used to sit at the table to work, but for the past few years I've preferred to sit at the counter. My kitchen has a galley kitchen with a counter that sticks out beyond the cabinets, dividing the kitchen from the eating area like a peninsula and creating a little bar. My husband and I sit on either side of that counter to eat and work, for the most part.
I would love to get the office and doll room (a shared room) organized again so that we can both use our desks upstairs, but I don't know how much I'll actually work up there. Thankfully, one of my favorite things about my laptop is that I can work wherever I please, even when this changes from time to time. Sometimes I write from bed before going to sleep, sometimes I write on the couch, and often I write on the go, schlepping my laptop with me places and writing wherever I happen to be at the time. Sometimes I even write while my electric car charges at a public charger.
I think being flexible about where you write is a good skill, but also, there are studies that show that the ambient noise of a coffee shop can actually help you focus, oddly enough. Maybe that's why write-ins are so popular during NaNoWriMo.
What about you? Where do you prefer to do your writing?
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