Today we bring you the writing room of lovely Amanda James, the author of A Stitch In Time, which we'll be reviewing here soon.
My Writing Room by Amanda James
I would love to be able to tell you that I write in a shed. I have shed envy big-time, and many author friends have them. I don’t, sadly...but one day. I would love to be able to tell you that I write in a beautiful Cornish cottage from a window overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I don’t, sadly...but one day. I would love to be able to tell you that I write in a Californian beach house overlooking the Pacific Ocean – a place I live when not at my Cornish pad. I don’t, sadly...but one day!
So where do I write? The photo is a clue. It is my sofa at home. I could write in the spare room as it has a desk of sorts and a view of the cul-de-sac. Lovely. But I prefer the comfort of the sofa curled up in the corner with a cat or two on my feet. From there my imagination takes me to wonderful places and I can see any view I please...in my head. I do find I can be distracted by day-to-day things like what shall we have for lunch? Have I got the right change for the Egg Man who comes round in his van delivering the finest eggs and fish, did I remember to take the mince out of the freezer and put the washing on - that kind of thing. But I guess even shed writers have similar problems. And even those lucky few who have Cornish cottages and Californian beach houses have those kinds of distractions hampering their creativity don’t they? No, perhaps not.
But I can’t complain. My sofa has done me proud so far and I’m sure I will have lots more ideas while sitting upon its trusty cushions.