Having the space to think.
Don’t you find that sometimes life fills your mind with things to organise, things to worry about and general daydreaming moments that whisk you away to distant and silent places. We are only human after all.
I’m currently tightening-up my third novel which comes out this November, and writing the next one in the series for 2014. Finding the space to do all of this whilst running a family life is not always easy. Even finding the space to write a blog post can be problematic. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to music on my Ipod, but I’m still being talked to periodically. I’d like to put up a visible barrier to say, “hey, I’m writing. I love you, but may I have some space?”
The type of space I’m seeking isn’t visible, so it’s hard to define to others around me. There is a risk of sounding harsh, demanding or egotistical, so care is needed not to fall into those categories. So how does one get the space to write and think?
Writers have a vivid and wild imagination, so perhaps we should take ourselves away to the peaceful domain of our dreams. Cast a shadow on the white sand beach and hear the waves lap against the shoreline. I’m halfway there now…
I admire and envy those writers who like to sit in a cafe and write. I would be too distracted by people watching and listening to snippets of conversation. But oh to be able to work in all that noise and sound (thank you Coldplay).
Space is perhaps what each individual makes for themselves an a variety of fashions. We a need to dig deep and find that which we desire, regardless of what is happening around us. I can let guilt swamp me, thinking that my 18yr and 16yr old daughters need my input as much as they did when they were little. They too need their space to do homework, study, listen to music and daydream. It’s not only writers that need space, we all need it at one time or another.
If you fancy reading my second novel, Attic of the Mind’ you may find it here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Attic-of-the-Mind-ebook/dp/B00BHM04NI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361708882&sr=1-1
Thank you for supporting me in the drowning sea of authors.
Happy Word Flow One & All.