Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Key to Writing Happiness

I woke up this morning to a quiet house.  Husband and son left for work, my daughter fast asleep in her bed.  Just me, the dog, and a pot of coffee.  Perfect time for me to work on my WIP that I'm always talking about. 

Sitting at my computer, at the kitchen table, I had a thought.  What is the key to my happiness?  I'm not talking about the grandiose kind of happiness that one strives for in life...but the happiness that comes with my writing life. Writing happiness that makes me feel whole and fulfilled, each and every day. 

I composed a list.  Here it is and these are in no particular order:

1) fresh flowers in my home

2) coffee

3) my dog lying at my feet while I write

4) colored pens

5) soft music in an otherwise quiet house

6) a clean house

7) being able to write each and every day, even if it's only 250 words

8) books

9) a variety of journals/notebooks to write in

10) researching for my plot and characters

What makes you happy in your writing life? Or your creative outlet life?

Share please!

1 comment:

  1. For me (in no particular order either):

    1. Clean Working Space

    2. COLORED GEL PENS!!! Love 'em to death. Even when words are failing me, the pens help me draw what I want to convey.

    3. Twitter pals who are also #amwriting

    4. My brother who also writes

    5. Random pieces of debris with my writing in it for those moments when inspiration hits me: a coffee stirrer, the corner of a napkin, the back of an envelope...

    6. Fresh flowers too =)

    7. My laptop for the WIPs

    8. PICTURES of family, friends, landscape, anything that brings me to the happy place

    9. MUSIC. It sets the tone of my stories.

    10. Coffee

    Great post! I enjoy the writer rituals.