Wednesday, December 5, 2018

IWSG December



It's the first Wednesday of December and time for the last IWSG post of the year 2018! The Insecure Writer's Support Groups posts of their writerly insecurities every first Wednesday of the month, founded by Alex J. Cavanagh. Check out the group here. 

This month's IWSG question is fun:

What are five objects we'd find in your writing space?

1. My laptop

Also the instrument of my greatest distractions, my laptop is where I write in spurts.

2. Notebooks

I like to jot down my story ideas by hand on paper, so I have notebooks for separate story ideas and a small one for carrying around with me and jotting down ideas on the go. They live on my nightstand, right beside the recliner in which I perch.

3. Mug

Usually filled with either tea or water.

4. Books

Said recliner is wedged next to a bookshelf, where my ever-expanding book collection is. I don't re-read my books as much as I used to, but they are shelved right next to me and I can grab one quickly if I need to look something up.

5. Lin-Manuel Miranda candle

On my desk, less than a foot away from my recliner, there's a lot of junk. But the Lin-Manuel Miranda candle is not junk, though I've never lit it. A friend bought it. I look at my Lin candle and and remember how much writing he gets done. My life is significantly less chaotic that his, so I can very well not play CandyCrush this one time and get some writing down.




13 comments:

  1. What does a Lin candle smell like? I have a Poe candle that I got as a gift, but I do light it. It's purple and smells like autumn and firewood. ^_^

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    1. I don't know what it smells like! There's too much paper in my room to make me feel remotely comfortable about lighting it up.

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  2. Seems like many of us write sitting in a recliner. I like the way my laptop balances on my knees, and I can keep my feet elevated. I'm curious about the Lin candle, too. Why is is so special?

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    1. I don't have enough space to actually use it as an recliner, plus it needs reupholstering.

      My friends and I are massive Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda fans. Plus, we thought it was funny that someone put his face on a votive candle.

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  3. But...but...candy crush! Games are distracting aren't they? I write best with my feet up. I think the more comfortable we are, the easier it is to slip into the story rather than thinking about how much we ache. Clear some space and kick back in yours. Who knows how much you might accomplish. :)

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    1. It doesn't help that my chair is falling apart and getting lumpy...which might explain this back ache.

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  4. This is a magnificent list, tight and tidy, and enhanced by a 'writer god' candle gifted by a friend. Love it!

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  5. The candle is a nice touch. As to Candy Crush...I ended up banning myself from it over a year ago :)

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  6. But Candy Crush is so addictive. ;) Sounds like a lovely office. I've got a candle in my office I won't light, either, but which inspires me.

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  7. Wow, Michelle, reading your list was almost like the one I just wrote! Ha ha. Except I didn't numerate, I emboldened each one and then spoke about it. "Like minds!" :)

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  8. Candy Crush used to be a distraction for me, then I moved on to The Sims :-) I probably need to get one of those candles :-)

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  9. Play Candy Crush and you get a guilt trip! Smart.

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  10. My laptop is the number one writing device for me. I'm pretty versatile as to a place and I usually don't have snacks with me. But water is a different story. I must go find my water bottle! :(

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