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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 20 February 2012

No Excuses!

How many of us complain we have nowhere to write?

Just look at how small Jane Austen's desk was compared to so many well known authors. It made us gasp with mirth at the tiny space.

My own desk is a mess of papers with hardly room to toss a thought about.

Sometimes I like to write freehand in the conservatory in a notepad at others I'll scribble away happily while seated on a train.

I guess it doesn't matter where we write but that we do!

So what stops you from writing?
What stops me is sharing a small office with hubby when he's playing youtube videos or scuffling about the filing cabinet like a giant gerbil.

If I've been quiet it's because I've been poorly again over the past week or so.
Last night I even dreamt I was tired... I'm trying to catch up again now.
I also had computer network adapter problems. I think I've resolved it by downloading the latest drivers so that I don't get the no or limited connectivity anymore (fingers crossed) I'm also trying to find my hobby room under a pile of papers that need sorting and get back to my novel. How about you?

Oh and thanks to everyone who commented on the latest word captcha verification. Maybe our grievances have already been noted...


  1. Hope you're feeling better now!

    My favourite place to write is my bedroom, on my bed, but this is starting to become a problem, because I am now finding it hard to sleep because my brain thinks it's a working place lol. I would love my own little office, but there is just no room! :(

  2. Oh, I'm sorry you've not been feeling well! That is the one thing that stops me from writing - when I feel ill! Apart from that, well, I sit down and do it. Despite the quality of the output!

  3. Sorry to hear you're feeling bad again. I can commiserate

    Over the weekend, I did some sleuthing about Captchas and learned that they do serve a useful purpose, so I made that my topic today.

    Ref: What stops me from writing?
    Usually pain. I can't sit or lay for very long. :(

  4. Oh noes! Please get better!! And look after yourself - this weather can't be helping! Roll on Spring!

    And boo to all things tech! I can't bear it when pc's and suchlike go wrong - they should be plenty robust for all the promise they make of things we can do to them! That's my opinion! LOL!

    Good luck with your writing and novel and finding your hobby room!!! Take care

  5. I have two desks! One in the office shared with my hubby–it's a secretary desk and I keep my laptop on it. That's where I transfer my writing from my notebooks. I have a slightly bigger desk out in the living room where I write in my notebooks. There's a lot more space and I can also bring my laptop out there if my hubby is too bothersome playing his xbox in our office, haha.

    Hope you get better soon, Madeleine!

  6. Ha! My office is cluttered with truck parts for the truck in the garage my hubs is restoring, so nuts to writing in there. The desk at work is my cozy place and sometimes on the couch as long as the hubs is distracted by iPad. ;) I love that little table!

  7. I hope you feel better soon!

    I almost always write in the same place. It's not the ideal location, but you're right--there aren't any excuses. There's almost always some way to get words down. :)

  8. How lovely to have a giant gerbil. I'm still smiling.

  9. My lap is my writing space. A notepad or a laptop is all I need. Easy to load up if I need to be on the go. :)

    Feel better soon.

  10. Sorry you've been poorly - hope you're recovering well.

    I don't have any excuses for not writing (other than the day job and my extreme laziness)

  11. Oh, you poor thing. It's bad enough to BE tired, but dreaming about being tired is adding insult to injury.

  12. Hope you're getting there.

    I have a room I can write in called The Coop, but more often than not, I'm spread out on the sofa.

  13. Feel better soon and I hope you no longer have connectivity problems.

    I saw this picture a few days ago and I was astounded. I like to have a standard desk. I used a card table for a while, but it was much bigger than this desk.

  14. Sorry you're feeling under the weather. Hope you feel better soon.

    Since I moved back to my parents, the problem is not space but time. Need to get more disciplined.

  15. Your health seems to be really troubling you, Madeleine. I need to get more disciplined with my writing. Need to take out more time.

  16. Hi Madeleine .. I sincerely hope you can throw the uggy woes off .. look after yourself ..

    I am going to clear one of my desks today - and then I'll filter out the paper that I don't need from elsewhere!

    Have a good week - and Happy Birthday .. sometime - I'll be over - cheers Hilary


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