Friday, June 30, 2006

Computer Blues

Today is my day to blog on Romance Magicians. I actually wrote almost a whole post on writer's block--twice. But my computer has chosen this day to start giving up the ghost.

So, here's my new topic--dealing with changes to your writing comfort zone. I've gotten very attached to this laptop. I tried writing on my desktop today, when it was clear my laptop is starting to fry, but I couldn't get comfortable enough to write much.

So, what about you? Do you have to have your writing area/situation just like you like it before you can be creative?

(Posting this quickly before my computer spontaneously shuts itself down).


Carla Swafford said...

Being off work after surgery has taught me that silence is good, but I still have problems with focus. It doesn't matter where I'm at, if the muse hits me, I can write. It's just lately the muse has disappeared on me.

Here, muse, muse, muse...come on back to mama.

Anonymous said...

I've managed to get over my initial blockage, which I now think was more due to panic about my dying laptop than discomfort with my writing area.

I know what you mean about the muse, though. I had to chase mine all the way to the Caribbean before she finally cooperated. ;)

Paula (who can't remember her Blogger password and has to sign in anonymously)

Deborah Matthews said...

Maybe our muses are having a meeting somewhere. Or a party. (g)

When I took my AlphaSmart to the doctor's office during my 5 hour glucouse test, I didn't get much writing done. I think it was the chair and I couldn't find a comfortable position. I can use it in the car with no problem.

Quiet works best for me. The only time I've played music was when it was the middle of summer and I was writing A GIFT OF LOVE, which is set around Christmas. I played some Christmas music for mood.