Ta-da! I actually finished a first draft.
Pop zee bubbly!!!
Now I need to actually read the thing, tear it apart, and rewrite it before getting input from crit partners and rewriting again, and then I'll let the editors have at it along with all the other nightmares of actual publication...but I began working on this sucka in early 2018, so please allow me a moment to celebrate before we jump into all of that.
This month's IWSG question happens to be intertwined with my last month or so of writing this draft...
If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?
Interesting question. I've actually been doing the opposite---sitting in one place writing about another place in the world (see my latest author email for evidence). I was thinking about how to answer this question, and honestly, I think the best place for me to sit and write is probably where I've been sitting and writing. Either with these guys at my house in my writing nook:
Or here, in my my screened porch when the outside temp is somewhere precisely between 70 degrees F and 78 degrees F.
I've got focus issues, and if I were somewhere awesome and unfamiliar, no way would I get much writing done. I'd be too busy exploring. Except, you know what? Screw it. You said you'd take me anywhere in the world, so let's go!
I'm going to say---after you first give me several days of exploring with the promise of more exploring after the writing---either in the garden-with-a-view of a hostel in Ollantaytambo, Peru, one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the Americas dating back to the Incas, wherein I could draw upon the ancient spirits in the mountains for inspiration...
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...or a quiet square in Padua, Italy with a view of the Basilica di Sant' Antonio di Padova. I figure St. Anthony could help my find my muse if I lose her, right?
|Image by Gerhard Bögner from Pixabay|
Where would you go?
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