This past week my former teacher and colleague, Patty McNair, the author of Temple of Air, featured me on her blog under the title “View from the Keyboard.” I got a chance to tell about my writing space, my writing life, and the connection between the two.
Here’s an excerpt:
I have tucked myself into a corner to write. It’s my best mental space, a corner; no distractions, books nearby, a comfortable chair, the tea kettle ten steps away. The overflowing cork-board has too many pins to make sense, so any peek at it sends me back to the sentence from which I jumped. The room has many windows that give wonderful light. At night, I draw the blinds to create a cave atmosphere; a very writerly space.