One of things that I love about writing is the freedom of it.
It’s not just that you can take yourself anywhere from the dawn of time to deep space and parts beyond. It’s also the simple fact that you can do it just about anywhere and at any time.
Oh, I know there’s probably times and places where you maybe shouldn’t and that strictures of time definitely come into play, especially if you’re at a day job X hours per day. But that aside, providing you do have some free time and ideas in your head, then you can write just about anywhere. Especially if you’re waiting for something, be it a doctors appointment or your next flight. I’ve done a fair bit of writing in waiting rooms and the like.
Plus, with technology the way it is you don’t even need to have that old reliable pen and paper with you (although I’ve often found that to be best). You can write on a laptop, tablet or even your phone, if the mood strikes you. These days, who doesn’t have their phone with them 24/7. Yes, I know that’s not always a good thing given the distraction it can be but you get my point. You can write using whatever means you want. And if push does come to shove, you can always try writing whatever it is inside your head and then putting it on whatever media later.
Case in point, I started writing this blogpost this morning, while I was in a dentists chair. Given that there were some pointy implements near my head at the time, trying to write any other way wasn’t really an option. Not my preference to do things that way, since it’s a little too easy to lose your train of thought but still, what else was I going to do?
So, when you get down to it, if you want to write (and I do) the only thing that can really stop you, is you.
Photograph from wideopenspaces.com.