One of my brothers lives in Hawaii, and he sent me this picture. I don't know if you can see it, but there's a second rainbow off to the right a bit. (Is that what people call a "double rainbow"?) He and his kids saw this last week on the way to school. Isn't it beautiful?
The awesome part about having family in Hawaii is that when you visit your family, you're in an incredible spot. The downside: it's expensive to fly out, and driving isn't an option. Thus, you can't see each other as often as you'd like.
The last time we were in Hawaii, I wrote. Just for a couple hours here and there, but it was great. After my family and I goofed around on the beach and in the pool, they were more than happy to bail every now and then to explore on their own while I got in some writing time. I'll try not to whine about how I had to listen to waves lapping on the sand while I typed. (Oh, yeah--that's sarcasm.)
In August, Scott Perkins did a post asking people where they write. (By the way, if you haven't been to Scott's blog, I highly recommend it. He writes beautifully and posts often. Plus, he's a nice guy.) Last week, "Lazy Writer" Susan said in my comments section that music inspires her to write. I'll snake both their ideas and ask you to describe your perfect writing setup, your "writing paradise", in my comments section. If you choose to share, it doesn't have to be how you actually write each day, but what your ideal setup would be.
1. Alone, but not all day--just for a good chunk of hours. Interacting with people, especially my kids, not only makes me happy, but it gives me great ideas! While I love coffee shops, I'd rather not write in one; I worry I do weird faces when I write dialogue.
2. Quiet. While music definitely inspires me, I like to write in a quiet spot. My husband, on the other hand, likes to work with his music playing. This is why we have to divide the house when he works from home. ;) "I call the den!"
3. I prefer writing in the morning and afternoon.
Your turn. How about you?