Where Do I write?


 That’s sort of an odd question. I would think most writers write in their heads, or on the computer. Maybe even on paper.
Untitled1I guess I do all of the above. As to location, mine changes with the season. In the summer, I like to write in my garden. My education and vocation was in horticulture, so mine is pretty big. We have a two-acre lot in the city. That doesn’t always work very well. I start getting into the plot, and a dog runs through. Or I spot a weed. Or maybe something needs to be moved. Or. I admit it—I have ADD.

Plus, Wisconsin isn’t always the best when it comes to weather. So that means going inside.

That doesn’t always work so well, either. It seems my desk collects a lot junk that wasn’t there when I started.


If I could find the keyboard, I’d certainly be able to spend some time writing. But I can’t. So, I end up at a coffee shop, with a spiral-bound notebook (like the one on the top, that’s a picture of a puppy I bred), and write with a cup of chai in my hand.

Eventually, though, I have to transcribe what my character has told me onto the computer. George is funny that way. My husband gave up with my dancing around the house, filling desktops, (I actually have three computers, if I could find them), so he got me a MacBook Air. I can go anywhere.


8ee17-georgeknows333x500Sorta. I guess I write where I can.



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5 thoughts on “Where Do I write?

  1. This is great, Mindy! It’s always fun to read about where favorite authors write. Some iin or on their bed, some in a chair by a window, you in a coffee house. Love the picture of FreakyBeak by your laptop.

  2. I’ll never understand how writers can write by hand. I absolutely need a keyboard. Otherwise I end with so many scribbles and crossouts and arrows that I can’t figure out what I wrote. Hey, I’m a computer geek. It’s to be expected. 🙂

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