Embracing imperfect writing conditions

Uncomfortable Writing ConditionsYou never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
Saul Bellow, Writer

I think it’s safe to say that writers are, in general, picky when it comes to our writing conditions.

I’m no exception. Seriously, change out my keyboard and see how well that goes over. I will throw down for my ergonomic buddy.

Noise, writing instruments, paper types, journals, monitor resolutions, screen sizes — we’re either looking for an excuse not to write or looking for the magical combination to unlock our muse.

Now, I’ve already covered that writing conditions won’t always be perfect and that sometimes we have to suck it up.

Then, a few days ago, I wound up on the wrong side of a frozen pizza. Without oversharing, I’ll only say that due to events outside of my control, I was up and awake until 4:00 a.m. (Yes, I really am going somewhere with this.)

Funny thoughts tend to run through my head while I’m sick. Continue reading