Virginia Woolf said every woman must have a room of her own and money if she is to write fiction. She spoke of that many years ago, and although romantics would say money is simply for material girls, I would say a girl has to eat. And a room of one’s own may not be a necessity but a roof over one’s head is nice to protect from the elements. As a writer, a quiet place is essential to enable creative thought, or better yet continued creative thought. 🙂
I lived many years in central Illinois and my house was a story and a half. On the half story was a loft that overlooked my landscaped backyard with pond and koi. Looking out further was timber and a lake. It was beautiful, a place of serenity. The loft was quiet and well lit. Nature provided inspiration. It was my room with a view. My husband and I moved to Florida a couple years ago and downsized to a condo. The view from our lanai provides fodder for writing and painting but is not necessarily quiet, especially in season.
So, I need to get creative. My IPad can go anywhere. So, for now my sacred place is in my mind’s eye.
I’m RoundaboutRhonda. I will find many sacred places as I walk through this journey called life.
Last but not least — What should I write about? How can I challenge myself? Please leave your ideas in Comments.