Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cassy's Corner- Working in Odd Spaces

I have always admired those people who can write in any spot--kid's soccer games, on city buses, during a lunch break. I am sitting at this moment on the edge of a hotel bed typing on my iPad rather than my computer. For me, it changes everything. I don't think the same. My fingers don't work the same. I admire those who can pick up and go for it. I tend to need my routines. I work in three places in my house. I have a desk to machine ands a laptop. The laptop moves with me from desk to the kitchen island. Past that, I work when I travel and it always disconcerting. I see people on planes typing away. My husband can spread out his drawing and create huge buildings on the tiny airplane table. He sets up a full office on a very few square feet. Not I.
I need to have my things around me. Even when I travel for any length of time, I have my goodie bag of pens, notepads, laptop, stickie notes, plus much more. I need to set up my little desk.
I truly admire those who can plop down and get right to work.
If anyone has suggestions, let me know,please.

1 comment:

Anita Clenney said...

Cassy, I use either my desktop computer or my laptop. I think you're right, it does change the feel, the atmosphere, when you move locations. It can be disconcerting, but it can also be a good thing, like a breath of fresh air. I use my laptop at sports practices and on the back deck or around the house.

Maybe you can try letting the different setting become an inspiration. Pretend you're a different writer. Maybe you'll get a fresh perspective.