Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog.
I've been super aware that I haven't updated you
as much as I would like to when it comes to this blog, let alone my writing escapades!
So, in that vein, I wanted to write and let you know about my new favourite writing
spot. Or rather, my favourite writing spot when I'm in London.
I'm sat, literally in the living room window, enjoying the breeze coming in the windows, and a rare afternoon
cup of coffee (I don't usually drink coffee in the afternoon). I have aquired my boyf's old office chair, that is creakier than I am, and this lovely little folding table that acts as my working desk.
Sitting here, I get to embrace my inner geek and marvel at the physics that is the modern aircraft - the flat is in the flight path for two airports so every 90 or so seconds another flight is going overhead. I'm not the type of
person who goes into the detail of the type of plane it is, the tail number and so on, but I do like to look at the planes going overhead, and see if I can tell which airline they belong to - some are easier to recognise than others.
When I'm not gawking at the aircraft, and enjoying the view from the window (today is sunny skies, green leafy trees and the boyf's Kalanchoe plant), I sit and write. I don't always use a computer
either. I'm an old fashioned kind of person, I don't see what is wrong with good old fashioned pen and paper.
Now good stationery is a must for any budding writer. I have
been known to spend hours trawling up and down the shelves looking at different notebooks, pens and so on until I find the right one for the draft I'm working on. My current favourite pens to write with are "Papermate 'Inkjoy' 0.7F" and have a slightly triangular
barrel which is really comfortable for me to work with. I love to write with pens that have a thicker nib to write with, a minimum 0.7, but I do have some 1.0 pens too that are a dream. My handwriting is large and curly, and has been described as 'comfortable'
and the pens really help.
Notebooks are a whole other story. I have a new notebook for each new book I start, so you can only imagine how many different notebooks I
have. I have ringbound, hardback, paperback, A4, A5, plain and coloured and all sorts. The only thing that is consistent is that they are lined. Not all writers are the same though, and I would encourage you to shop around until you find the right stationery
for you. Much like with clothing, each writer has their own style which is unique to them.
For those of you that, like I do currently, write in the main part of your
home, like the living room, bedroom or so on; I find the key is to put the tv on low as background noise. For me, I find this easier to work with opposed to silence. My day job is in an office, so as you can imagine, there is little silence when I am usually
at work, so for me, the tv serves as the background "office noise" and I've learned a foodie trick or two while I'm writing too.
So, that's me and my new favourite writing
space. I'd love to hear from you too, where do you write? Do you have a routine that you just have to stick to when you're working? Let me know.
Enjoy, stay safe whatever
you're doing and as always, Keep Reading! x