But in more important news - I learned something important about myself and writing today. The importance of having a writing spot. I've been struggling with getting writing done for a while now. Whether I'm sitting at my desk, sitting on my bed, or lounging in the living room - I couldn't get any writing done. My roommate was being extremely annoying today - so I decided to take my laptop and head to the local coffee shop downtown to try and get some writing done. I picked a secluded booth, purchased an iced vanilla latte, and stuck in some headphones. I actually got 1,500 words written today! That may not seem like a lot, but it helped me. :) It was so very nice to get away from the distractions. I will definitely head to the coffee shop to get my writing done now. Having a place where I can write without distractions is really important. I hope that you have a special writing spot too!
Here's a little snippet of what I wrote today on my WIP "Nameless" - my main character, Edom is describing the Guard (aka really terrible bad guys) when he sees them outside the capital:
Even in the heat of the fall day, the members of the Guard were dressed in black robes, concealing their black tunics and blacker hearts. One was standing at the main entrance to the capital. Sunlight glinted off of the curved blade in his hand, clasped at his side. That blade was used to kill innocent children. It was rusted with the blood that was never cleansed from the metal. The Guard didn’t wipe their blade after a kill, but left it as evidence that they had succeeded on taking another evil from the country. The rustier the blade, the more power that member had among the others. If they could see the man’s eyes, they would have seen the eyes that were as cold as a stone at the bottom of a frozen lake. Eyes as cold as their hearts; Edom had seen them so many times and they haunted his dreams.
Don't they just sound terrible? So, do you have a special writing place?