right now, I’ve managed to get the TV turned off, but it’ll be just a matter of a few minutes before he wants to come in and break the silence.
What I’m listening to right this moment is the crying of my 1 1/2 year old who is not interested in taking a nap, the twinkling bells and tinkling voices of a Barbie fairy movie in the 3 year old’s room, and the non-stop cursing, smack-talk and endless explosions of Warhammer Online as my husband takes on the minions of chaos. Or something.
The best I can get, usually, is through my blessed MP3 player. It’s a coby, not your most popular brand, but oh, how I love it. Plug in the ear buds, turn up the volume, and the cacophany that is my home fades into the distance, and I am allowed to write.
One of the things I want to do is get my dining room clear,and turned into a writing nook, a place for me to get away from the family. It’s an enormous mess, though, so hard to get through. But I need to. I need to get out of this living room. It’s a terrible place to try and write. I can’t even retreat to my bedroom, since it’s just as cluttered, and the baby’s crib is in there, so if she’s trying to take a nap, I can’t get in there. I ache for the write-ins of NaNo… even a crowded coffeehouse is a fabulous place to write when you’re surrounded by fellow writers, friends and nanoers. It’s inspiring.
So tell me, what sort of writing environments do you have? Surely you’re all not as nook-starved as I am?