I now keep a table at my office especially for my creative endeavours, where from time to time when in need of a change of scene I go and sit down and write a little more of whatever story I am currently engaged with.
I normally write 1,000 – 2,000 words before stopping and then returning to do some of the “day job”. I am often amazed at my ability to jump in and out of a story with ease. However unexpected, I enjoy the balance between the two, the one providing a distraction and even relaxation from the other.
I do of course write at home as well when the opportunity presents itself but again would not normally write more than about 1,000 words at a time.
I often do not know what I am going to write next and in fact that is usually the case. What I do is make sure I remember the last line that I have written and then think about something else and by the time I sit down to write again my subconscious imagination has had sufficient time to sort things out and the next part of the story comes out. It’s a bit like waiting for the birth of a baby. It comes out at its own rate and won’t be hurried but if you are patient then it arrives naturally.
I don’t need to go and isolate myself in some silent room or library to be able to write. I simply think about a story and write about it surrounded by people doing other things, just as you might read a book or listen to the radio under similar circumstances.
I wonder what will be next in my journey.