Dear Right-Now Me,
I have some things to say to me, and I better listen!
Stop bitching and complaining about my writing space. I know it’s not ideal, but give it a rest, already! I have after all written a couple blogposts that I am darn happy with in that lazy boy in the living room, while the Karate Kid is watching telly right next to me. That I can’t get started on my book, has nothing to do with where I write! As of right now, it is what it is, deal with it!
Focus on how I want my writing space to be. Where I am right now, there are a couple possibilities, and just because the first two are not ideal, does not mean that the third option won’t work better.
Stop worrying about getting the dream house. As I know from experience, there are many dream houses and if I don’t get the first one, then something better will come along. Yes, I do wish for a writing space that does not share a function with something else, like in this house. I want an office where I can close the door and be alone with my writing, a space that does not double as a guest room, or a kitchen, or a living-room. It will come; I just need to have patience.
I must think positive; bullshit like «I don’t know how to write a book» and «I can’t concentrate on writing from the lazy boy with the TV on» is not helping. I have already proven to myself that I can write, I can even write well – even when the physical space is not ideal. The blogger from «Silence speaks», who writes from a spiritual perspective, really got me thinking in her post Letter to the atheists Now, she is not succeeding in turning me into a believer of anything supernatural or religious, but she sets forth something positive and hopeful in her text, that I really needed today. Furthermore, she reminded me that I have the power to change my future and my thoughts. I am very thankful for that.
When I do get my very own writing space, or home office, imagine the fun blogposts I can write on DIY and decorating the office. That will be a nice little expansion to my blog. The experiences of writing from not so ideal spaces will be a great guide on how not to furnish and decorate my new space.
Do I really think that my new place will be so inspiring that my book will write itself? *giggles* In a dream-world it will. But realistically speaking; no it won’t. But, it will eliminate one of the things I bitch and complain about, and I will not be able to use that as an excuse as of why I have not started my book.
Because I do make excuses. Much.