MIAGD: Finding that right spot

MIAGD: Make it a great day

There’s nothing like finding that “right spot” – that sanctuary where all things come together.

Finding that “right spot” in which to create is always a huge challenge for me. Sometimes I can write and create from the same “right spots” while other times I need something different.

The beach has worked.

The mountains have worked.

The library has worked.

The Ghost Light Coffee shop has worked.

My deck has worked.

Woodland Cemetery has worked.

My bedroom has worked.

My study has worked… sometimes.

Home is not the ideal environment for creating. Editing, yes. Actual writing? Nope. I have home distractions. Distractions – people, noise, busyness – are not intrusive. Home-distractions are. I always think of something that needs to be done. And, of course, I always want to be pet-attentive.

One night I was downtown for an event and had additional time before meeting friends so I sat in this cozy nook with attractive windows that allowed me a nice view of the block across the street. All of the sudden I had an urge to write. I pulled out my phone and opened Word.

Wow. The least expected place, a mini-thoroughfare, held a charm for bolstering my need to create.

A month later I revisited the same spot for a similar purpose and the creative urge hit once again.

I inquired about using the cozy, out-of-the-way nook and was warmly welcomed.

I’m ready for lunch after 2hrs 15 minutes of solid writing while listening to producer Ken Davenport interview Stephen Schwartz on a really cool podcast.

Thank you to my hosts who’ve allowed me to nestle away with my laptop!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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