Stephen King and Where to Write
There is a romantic image of a writer scribbling furiously on the back of napkins in a crowded cafe, hurriedly taking down dictation from inspiration on high having escaped the humdrum existence of their normal flats and normal lives.
This is simply not the reality.
The humdrum, the normal is, in my opinion, where a talented writer does their best work. You need to be comfortable to create, physically if not emotionally. If you do not have space that is entirely your own, that you don’t feel safe in, that does not exist to serve you and you alone getting any serious writing done is going to be difficult.
It doesn’t have to be a lot of space. It can be the corner of a living room, or an attic, or a kitchen table. But it does have to be yours.
LESSON LEARNED: DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE UP SPACE. GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF A ROOM OF YOUR OWN.