I too could use a room of my own … and maybe a maid –

ImageVirginia Woolf was right when she said that in order to write fiction a woman must have money and a room of her own.  And I believe that her reasoning – though founded in the 1920’s – are still valid today. See she believed that in order for a woman to be a successful writer, she needed her own resources and space because of her relative poverty and inherent dependence on a male figure, be it a husband or a father. And while I might not have the same issues with dependency that Ms. Woolf and her counterparts did, I am finding it increasingly difficult to sufficiently isolate my brain into productivity …

I am a writer (in case your new here and didn’t know that) but I’m also a mother, a friend, a wife … and I like a clean house, clean laundry, cooked food … oh, and I work full time (albeit in the publishing industry but my day to day job doesn’t revolve around creative writing) … and so, admittedly – especially as of late – it has become increasingly difficult to find the time, not to mention the mind set or the right environment, to keep up with my task … (INSERT loud, sad sigh) … NOW, if I had a few extra thousand to toss into the air I would build a room of my own off the far side of the house … a room where I wouldn’t hear the knock at the front door, the neighbor’s dog, the telephone ring nor the buzzer reminding me to switch the laundry (then again, if I could afford to build that room I’d probably pay someone else to switch the laundry too)

Ah, well, I might not have a room of my own, but that’s OK … because if I didn’t have the people around me that I do to share these walls with, well, then I really wouldn’t have anything to write about anyway : )

Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Writing Space: “Where do you produce your best writing — at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity.”

5 Comments Add yours

  1. kategresham says:

    Oh, yes! although I have several rooms of my own and solitude…but, it’s the clean house, washing done, ironed pillow cases, productive garden, friends, books, Love this post, glad I found you!

  2. Fazal Abbas says:

    An excellent read. My room in seclusion…the best place to unlock thought process.

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