If you need me, I’ll be in my treehouse

by Jenn on November 12, 2012

November 12: Where is your favorite place to blog?

You know what Internets? I don’t think I have one. As far back as I can remember I’ve always blogged while sitting at my desk. The computer, desk, and chair might have changed over the last five years, but the routine hasn’t.

While traveling, I’ll often pack a small notebook in hopes that I’ll write while on the plane or relaxing in the corner of a newly discovered coffee shop, but that never happens. I rarely even write from my couch. I’m easily distracted, and I think that gluing myself to my desk is the only way I’ll ever get anything done. The downside to this is that I spend most of my mornings and afternoons writing at the same desk. So when it comes time to blog, I really just want to get up, run around, and not look at my computer for the rest of the day.

I thought I could trick myself into writing elsewhere by creating this super awesome notebook system (a la this), but nope. I still find myself sitting at my desk, staring at the wall. That doesn’t mean I don’t have visions of my ideal writing space. I always envisioned a desk in front of a large window overlooking the most inspiring scenery. But there’s that desk thing again…

Maybe I should try writing while relaxing on a hammock in the Caribbean. Or maybe I could get my creative juices flowing in a tent surrounded by nothing but pillows. I’d probably nap in there. Who am I kidding? If I ever write a book, I’ll probably have to lock myself in a one-room cabin somewhere in the middle of no where. And yes, there will be a desk. Any else just seems way too distracting.

Something like this, perhaps?

Although if we move, I wouldn’t mind finding a place with an extra bedroom or alcove that I could turn into my dedicated working space. Currently, my dining room is my office, which puts me in the center of everything… I can see dirty dishes, full litter boxes, an unmade bed, the TV, and both the alley and street surrounding the apartment. It’s just too much. And sometimes, I would like to spend time in the dining room without feeling like I’m at work.

So no. I guess I don’t really have a favorite place to write/blog. Yet.


I do most of my writing/work on my laptop while sitting on the couch. But if I really need to buckle down and get some schoolwork done, I usually sit at the dining room table. 

jennifer beese
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 @BeerAndPie I wish I could sit on the couch. It's new, big, and comfortable. The thing is, I have an 11-inch MacBook Air. With that small of a screen, I usually plug in to my 21-inch monitor to work. I should have bought a bigger laptop. Oh well!

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