The Writing Life: My Outdoor Room
It’s a glorious afternoon here in greater Portland (Oregon) where I live.
So I’ve taken the laptop out to my summer office.
Isn’t this ideal?
Well…yes and no. I still have to work.
My students will smile to see the yellow composition book.
Yes, that’s a timer clipped on the cover. I still use both, just like in class.
When the going gets tough, I follow Barbara Baig’s advice and write for 10 minutes without stopping. It’s like priming the idea pump.
Bottom line, writing never gets any easier.
Even in Paradise.