Thought it might be fun to rise to Harsh Reality’s challenge and give you a snapshot of my daily writing life, especially since this is my ‘life stories’ blog – rather than my novel related blog http://www.dianamj.wordpress.com.
Here’s where he explains the challenge:
This is where I write on my ‘new to me’ reconditioned PC with a lovely large screen to make writing and publishing stuff so much easier. Bliss after managing on a lap top for years, although the lap top is still handy.
I am fortunate enough to have a comfortable place where I can relax a bit, answer emails or do a bit of marketing with the benefit that if I glance up I either focus on the garden – quite soothing unless there’s loads to be done out there – or on Pooh Bear and friends, who just make me smile. I can also do paper proof reading and editing here which is wonderful, still in the calm environment of my little writing room.
If the weather is OK and I need a break I will head out into the garden and do a bit of weeding. Sometimes the brain-cells continue to work – sometimes I switch off altogether.
Or, on the rare occasion I am angry or frustrated by something not going quite to plan, I can give the veg plot a good dig (It certainly needs doing now!)
and finally, if the weather is kind enough, I will sit and think on the arbour at the top of the garden – and if it isn’t I often wrap up extra warm and retreat there for a few minutes just to clear my head.
It is here I can relish in a moment of gratitude, meditate a while and breathe deeply, letting my senses absorb the signs of nature all around me.
Here’s the email if you want to take up the challenge and i thank you for sharing my world with me!