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The Writing Room Was Empty Today

Some of you are aware I have access to a room, free of charge, to which I go for two hours once a week, in order to work on my book. It's in a community house and, as my book is on local social history, I qualify for free use of the room. I find this rather handy. All the room contains is a table and chairs, with no other distractions. That means when I'm there, I have nothing else to do but write. However, today I didn't go. The research I'd been doing this week was incomplete and I felt I didn't have enough complete information to work with. I cancelled my booking, at the same rime changing it from weekly to fortnightly. This will help me avoid a similar situation again. The day wasn't wasted though. I spent the two hours I would have been there catching up with my housework. Exciting stuff!

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Paulie wrote on September 11, 2015, 5:32 AM

If I do any kind of serious writing, I need quiet and no distractions.

bestwriter wrote on September 11, 2015, 5:52 AM

Busy people always find something to fill up their time.

Rufuszen wrote on September 11, 2015, 6:21 AM

Hmm, housework or writing? Tough choice.

cheri wrote on September 11, 2015, 6:29 AM

You are lucky taht you can have a space like that for writing.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 11, 2015, 9:58 AM

Sorry you did not get enough to try writing more. Hopefully your research will turn up more soon

cmoneyspinner wrote on September 11, 2015, 10:19 AM

Access to a free room, no charge and no distractions for 2 whole hours? Now I'm jealous! :)

Feisty56 wrote on September 11, 2015, 12:05 PM

Yes, that pesky housework has to be done, too, doesn't it? At least you've done it for now and won't be distracted while writing thinking about what yet needs to be done.

Colibry21 wrote on September 11, 2015, 12:15 PM

It's good that you are able to have access to this room. It must help. I find that I need some background, when I write. Maybe it's because I grown accustomed to it, but that's just me.

LeaPea2417 wrote on September 11, 2015, 1:39 PM

That is very nice that you are allowed use of the private room to write.

MegL wrote on September 11, 2015, 2:50 PM

That's great to have a room with no distractions that is not in your own home. That is something we could do with in this village. I had never heard of that idea before. It's a good one.

valmnz wrote on September 11, 2015, 3:53 PM

I can tune out of distractions, but it's so good having this quiet space.

valmnz wrote on September 11, 2015, 3:55 PM

But housework? I could have been more imaginative emoticon :smile:

valmnz wrote on September 11, 2015, 3:56 PM

I know, but someone has to do it.

bestwriter wrote on September 11, 2015, 7:51 PM

What can't cured has to be endured emoticon :grin:

Paulie wrote on September 12, 2015, 4:25 AM

I am just the opposite. It is extremely hard for me to tune out distractions.

RonElFran wrote on September 14, 2015, 10:40 PM

I really like the idea of a dedicated place you go to write. The problem for me is that when I start writing, no matter how comprehensive my research has been, I always find there are things I want to include that didn't yet show up in my research. So, trying to write in a place that doesn't have internet access would be futile for me.

AudreyHowitt wrote on September 15, 2015, 6:58 PM

I too need quiet to write--you are lucky to have this space! Hope you get to it this week!

NickRThomas wrote on October 29, 2015, 2:11 PM

Although I often find that cafes and trains are very productive places to write I do love the idea of a quiet room like the one you mention. It sounds like a great arrangement.