Thursday, August 9, 2007


I admit it. I secretly had fantasies of what a writer's life is like. I imagined myself sitting on the front porch, looking out over a lake, pounding away at the keys. All else was taken care of, magically, I suppose. It was my fantasy, I never left the porch. I have an inkling that my dream was perhaps a bit skewed. LOL Stop laughing, okay, maybe a chuckle. It is funny.

The fantasy is generally better than the reality and that's why we write. So, what are your fantasies of an author's life?


Cindy said...

Oooh, I have one.

My office (a whole room, mind, not one end of the kitchen table) has a door, and walls lined with bookshelves. There's no phone, but I do have a big window and an easy chair. I get up, feed my kids, send them to school, then go to my desk with a hot coffee in hand to type without stopping until lunchtime. Then I break for lunch, toss a load of clothes in the washer, and go back to my desk. Maybe I'll read over what I've written, maybe I'll check some blogs, then write some more (smiling, because I know I'm very clever, I have a wonderful agent and a contract and as everybody knows writing is always fun and never feels like work.) Then my children will come home from work, kiss me on the cheek and say they love me, and then BamBam will vacuum the floor while Pebbles empties the dishwasher...

please help...can't....stop...

Carol said...

Hi Cindy,

Hahaha, too cute. Sounds good to me.

NBB said...

My fantasy has been a lot like yours.
Only I wanted my own office with a nice desk and a comfortable chair.

What I have is a corner of my dining table, my cats walking all over the keyboard and notes and life is constantly getting in the way of writing. *sigh*

But it could be worse. I could be NOT writing. And although I'm slow, I do write.

Carol said...

Hi nbb,

I don't recognize your initials, but welcome to my blog.

Hmmm, my own office. That sounds wonderful as long as the view is killer.

Yea, another slow writer. I feel connected to you already. (g)

NBB said...

Dear Carol,

re my name: Yeah, I always forget to sign my name. :) It's Nina Bachmann, I'm kind of active in the Books and Writers Community.


Carol said...

Hi Nina!

Nice to see you. (hehe)