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You know that little cottage in the woods where you’re supposed to find creativity?

You know that little cottage in the woods where you’re supposed to find creativity?

It’s where I am this week.

Let’s see if I have all of my ducks in a row:

  1. Quaint cottage in the woods,
  2. Laptop,
  3. Microphone (for dictation),
  4. Background music (if I want to drown out those birds chirping and the leaves rustling),
  5. Hot tea steaming (complete with wispy wavy tufts of steam),
  6. A real-wood fireplace and plenty of chopped wood,
  7. No dishes to do,
  8. Nowhere to go,
  9. Nothing to do,
  10. But write.

So now I can finally say:

Everything is perfect to write that novel!

I know, you’re waiting for a catch.

There is a catch.

Because there’s (almost) always a catch.

All I really need above?

#3

Which one do you need? No, really, you only need a few of the above.

Here’s the nastiest secret of all: you don’t need them all.

Certainly not all at the same time.

But they’re sure nice.

My tea is getting cold.

The fire needs a little stoking.

My characters are begging to come onto the pages.

So I’ve gotta go.

You know that little cottage in the woods where you're supposed to find creativity?

You know that little cottage in the woods where you’re supposed to find creativity?

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