Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blog Tour with Erica Vetsch - Day 4

All this week, author, Erica Vetsch is visiting The Pony Express and answering questions about writing and working.

CJ: Sometimes I wish I had a studio to go to instead of working at home. Sometimes there are too many distractions or reasons to procrastinate (like the refrigerator needs to be cleaned this minute). Do you find it difficult working from home?

Erica: I do find it a challenge to write fiction here at home. My office is where I do the [family] company bookkeeping and also homeschool, so it is moe utilitarian in my mind than a place to be creative. Taht being said, if I didn't have the means to venture out to my local coffee shop, I'd just make myself write here at home. I'm blessed, howerver, to have a loving, generous husband who encourages me to go to the library, the coffee shop, or wherever I need to in order to get the words onto the page.

What about you? If you work from home do you wish you had a studio or place to go so you could be creative instead of distracted by the call of laundry?

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  1. When I'm having one of those can't-get-the-words-out days, I actually like having the laundry nearby. It's a great excuse to get out of the chair every ten minutes! Terrible, I know!

  2. I love working from home. I have my desk in the corner of my bedroom looking out at an amazing view. There are times that I have to drop the shade so that I can concentrate. Other times, I find the view inspiring.

  3. Erica, Do you like writing better on dreary days like this, or sunny days? Or does it depend on what's happening in your story? Or doesn't it matter at all?

  4. Jill, I've been known to clean the bathroom on those days when the words are hard to get out onto the page. How sad is that???

    Tamera, I can't work if there's too good a view out a window. I spend all my time wool-gathering instead of writing. :)

    Linda, I'm so longing for Sunshine in any form these days. I feel so lethargic right now. So I'm going to say sunshine!

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