The Desert Muses is thrilled to announce our second May guest blogger. Please help me welcome writer and columnist Del Carmen.
And, everything and anything can serve as a desk.
I have a “real” desk that is more of a paper holder than a “writing desk.” I have not sat in it for years. Instead, I prefer to sit and write on my sofa; in the summer, at a little table on my terrace; and always on the subway to and from work.
To me it’s not the desk that matters but the words on the paper.
I find that I write faster using pen and paper rather than a laptop. I guess it’s because on a laptop I feel like I have to watch my grammar and spelling, whereas when I am writing in my notebook the words just flow. And while I don’t much care about a desk, I do care about my notebooks. I like them bright and colorful, and I often decorate them with postcards or magazine ads. I find that a “creative” notebook stimulates my creativity.
Now some writers have wonderful desks in front of big windows or desks hidden among a forest of books. Each writer is different in how they write and where they write.
And, whatever your writing style or the size of your desk, remember that a writer writes, always. Happy Writing!______________________________________________________________________
Del Carmen enjoys writing erotica that is sensual and satisfying. Her stories have been published by Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance and Riverdale Avenue Books; they have also appeared in Star, Penthouse, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazines.