There is a blog I get to virtually every day, if I can.
I don’t know exactly how long I have known Nancy, at Spirit Lights The Way; but its a long time in Blog Years.
I turn up at hers and there’s always convivial company and good conversation. I just like it. Nancy’s suits me.
A short while ago she threw down a gauntlet to her fellow bloggers. With a prize. It did not require duelling at dawn, or anything too strenuous: rather, it required a window on our writing life. She has asked any of us – yes, you too if you so wish – to write a short piece, no more than 100 words, about: …”your writing desk, your writing rituals, why you write, how you write, how you stop writing, or . . . surprise us with a tantalizing tidbit about your writing life.”
And the prize? A copy of Jill Krementz’s “The Writer’s Desk.”
Deadlines are as follows: Entry submissions due by Robbie Burns Birthday (1/25)
Semi-finalists announced on Groundhog’s Day (2/2)
Voting ends & winner crowned on Valentine’s Day (2/14)
I do not have a desk. If I did, something suspect would happen while my back was turned, writing. I write sitting on my bed, facing the action, while children watch television and bounce on the mattress and dogs and cats joust, and the forest whispers outside the window. A former journalist, I think it fast and write it hectically, bemoaning the lack of a decent sub editor to haul me over the coals for appalling proof reading.
No desk, but a workstation, and its particulars are recorded pictorially so as not to upset the word count.
I thank you.