Friday, May 7, 2010

A (Writing) Room with a View: the Fantasy

Oh how I fantasize. 
No, not-- well, yes... but I mean aside from those fantasies. I oft daydream of writing in exotic locations, chic locations, grande, and metropolitan locations. My opus, the masterpiece of all masterpieces, would surely be written from this chair, with this dreamy view, yes?

And when I tire of writing from inside I will take my laptop downstairs and write from the cafe...

Oh, the view, is lovely indeed. The fresh air, the food, sublime.

The perfect string of words will come the first time, the first draft.  I like writing from here...

Or maybe while sipping tea from inside this enchanted cottage...

whilst the book fairies gather books from my magical library that I may need for my research...

and for making wishes...

Hmmm, I wish to write from my castle in the clouds now...

which will unlock the doors to all my potential and creativity...

where my servants will quietly, so quietly, bring trays of scrumptious food and give me pedicures...

(except my servants look more like this...

and this...)

  after my handsome servants have fed and pampered me, I'm left alone, peaceful, in my garden to write and write and write...

and the perfect words keep coming...

 then I'm off to the beach with my magical laptop to write like this guy...

Reality: I enjoy writing anywhere.
I dream of writing everywhere. 
The Paris writing will happen in the next 3 years. I have real goals to write my way across Europe. 

What do YOU dream about? 

(this is a re-post,'cause I'm busy like a bee, but I still want to know YOUR dreams!)

Happy Weekend!



Kazzy said...

I am a late bloomer and didn't really catch the writing bug until 3 years or so ago.

I would sit up on the hill in Florence, Italy (I love that place), overlooking the Duomo.

Juli Ryan said...

I am living my dream, writing in a house by the sea. My other dream is to live and write in Paris. Beautiful post!

Lisa said...

What a lovely trip without leaving my chair. I have things in my office that I can look at for escape - they're like little doorways out of the room and into my imagination.

This post is just like that.

Fifi Flowers said...

These are some GREAT fantasies... the first one is my biggest fantasy!

TechnoBabe said...

This is an awesome post. I love the graphics and I felt like I was being pampered and lived in such fun places. Very nicely done.

Kathy M. said...

Hi Lola,

I discovered your blog via a comment you left on Technobabe's blog. I love this post. My favorite was writing on a keyboard in the sand. I also love to write. We have that in common. It's nice to meet you.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Oh I love this! I might have to copy you. I've been thinking about doing a series where readers send in pics of their workspaces. Maybe it would be fun to do a reality versus fantasy version?

Lola Sharp said...

Kazzy--late bloomers are often the brightest of blooms. A lot of life experience to work with.

Juli--lucky duck! I'm glad you are living your dream. :o)

Lisa--I wanna know what the little things are...

Fifi--Me too. (especially that view of Bekham!, I mean the Eiffel Tower.)

TechnoBabe--Merci beaucoup.

Kathy-- Hello and pleased to meet you. I am always asking Apple to invent a waterproof macbook, then I would really write exactly in that position and be totally blissed out.

Rebecca--I think it would be fun idea...copy way. Feel free to use anything you want. I look forward to reading your post.

Kristin said...

Yes, sign me up to write/daydream from that dreamy room in the first pic any day!

Lindsay said...

I agree, this is an awesome post. I remember some writers were asked at the UCLA writing conference what they do to get inspired, before writing. This would be the perfect response, I think. Well, the best one I've heard so far! From now on, to get motivated to write, I"m going to imagine all of the lovely ideal places I could be writing, and then realize I'd be happy writing anywhere, and start from wherever I am! xoxo

Lola Sharp said...

Kristin--Amen sista

Lindsay--Girl, you're living in Barcelona right now!! Whatchoo talkin' 'bout?

Lola said...

Very cool post! I'd like to lay down and sleep in all of those places right about now and wake up completely refreshed instead of completely exhausted.

Thanks for checking in, my dear. You're the best! I'm fine, but my sister has been in ICU for a month and had four or five major surgeries (can't keep track anymore). So, it's been work, hospital, try to clean house, "sleep" and repeat. Blogging is a fond but distant memory for now, I'm afraid.

Terresa said...

I'm totally blog catching up here, hope you don't mind me commenting like mad & filling up your Google reader...

The beach pic w/the computer written in the sand, loved it!

And dreams...what do I dream of? Enough time to love my children, enjoy each stage enough before it passes into the next one, and to write. To have endless, unburdened time to write.

Paul C said...

I'm enchanted by your diverse settings. I'd throw in a very loyal purebred dog. Another setting for me is by a mountain stream.

JEM said...

If I'm really nice and bring things made of chocolate and promise to give you insightful yet uplifting critiques, can I come sit next to you in that first picture? Pretty pretty please?

Laura Marcella said...

Amazing pictures! My writing dreams are simple. I want a stone house with a big yard and garden and a roomy porch. I'd sit out there all day and write. I wouldn't mind a beach house, either, though!

Writing your way across Europe is a fabulous dream. If I was in Europe I probably wouldn't ever write because I'd be too busy shopping, sightseeing, and eating all the new foods, haha!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Lola! I have an award for you at my blog!

Margo Berendsen said...

I love these pictures and the idea of going to beautiful places to write! I love beautiful old library with ladders and arches and brass lamps, yum.

My favorite real-world writing place is the local coffee house - familiar but comfortable and at least I can get inspiration from people watching and gourmet treats if not from beautiful surroundings :)

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Great post! If you ever get to write your way across Europe, don't leave out Norway!

I'll most likely move to a small sea front-town in Wales next year, and my hopes are getting a room in the dorms on the promenade, facing the sea. I can look out of my window, or take a walk to the pier, and just watch the sunset. Inspiring?

Therese said...

Aside from beginning my blog, I haven't written since elementary school. Suddenly I am falling in love with words...

I have never had a writing dream. But I am becoming aware of a little seed of hope that someday I will find a story to tell. That I will relish in it's creation and that someone will bother to read it.

I wouldn't mind writing if from any of your suggested locales :)

Helena Carlo said...

Great post. I've never actually given that much thought. I have always wanted to go to NYC though. My other dream is to have people actually read my work.
Maybe 2010 will be the year. :)

T.J. Carson said...

Wow beautiful post! The pictures were funny and breath taking(i'm refering to the male servants btw) haha I mean the scenery also but the males are VERY NICE! My dreams are to quit my crappy hostess job and focus on college and my writing...while living in Australia with some gorgeous aussi fellow on the beach drinking gin and tonics and working on my latest novel (i'm gonna move up to erotic novellas by that time) and working on my aussi accent so I sound BEAST! I could go on forever but then you would never know about the blog award I have awaiting you on my blog :) ENJOY! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY BTW!!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Ok, so basically you dream about having MY life. I'm sorry. It's taken....;)

Jen said...

Holy crap can I join you when you are actually able to make this journey happen. Minus the men, I have to behave and lets just say writing would be the last thing on my mind with them around.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh, I think you captured my dreams quite perfectly, thankyouverymuch ;)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Gorgeous pics!! I dream of writing from the seashore. Something about the balmy air and thallassic scents speak to me. *sigh*

I also can't wait to write in France this summer. When I count my blessings, that's right up there with hubby and the kids!

roxy said...

I'd love to travel and write from various places. Amazing DC picture. Quite, errr, inspiring. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Wonderful photos -- and my dream writing place is a balcony on a hillside villa in the South of France, overlooking a field of flowers, preferably lavender.

prashant said...

These are some GREAT fantasies... the first one is my biggest fantasy!
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