A Writing Shed in a Garden
I read once that visualizing dreams help them come true, so I did what I do when trying to visualize something, and I drew it out.
Ever since the so-called “she-sheds” first started making an appearance online, I started dreaming of a writing shed. Instantly, I knew where I would want it to be without any thought. For me, I would adore having a large garden with so many fruits and veggies that I could leave extras for my community to take as they need them. A garden that would not just help me, but my neighbors too.
At the back of all of this would be a modest shed with opening screened windows and a small attached greenhouse. In it, I could open the windows, and smell the dirt, herbs, and flowers. I could hear the wind in the trees, the singing of birds, and the soft hum of pollinators.
It would be just outside my home, but stepping inside of it would leave all the stresses of life behind. It would feel like I was going to work, even though it would only be just a few steps from my home.
If I was having a moment of writer’s-block, I would quietly tend to the garden while thinking of my stories.
That, to me, would be the best writing spot. : )
My current major writing project is something I am currently calling “Woad.” The name may change, but the story itself is proving to be intense to flesh out. The story will be from multiple points of view, forcing me to know more about my characters than I might have had it only been one POV, and the world is so large that the details about it keep growing.
Before I attempt a second attempt at a draft of the first book, I would like to know absolutely everything I can about both the characters and the world. I am determined to make both seem real in my writing, and something that often helps me do that is drawing.
Sometimes, I can be working on one sketch of one character for hours, and those hours is a sort of private time with that character. My mind is only on them as I draw, so I flesh out their personality, and while my pen moves I also finalize their appearance more and more in my mind. It is a win-win situation!
Here are some of the drawings I have done for this novel so far(more are sure to come!):
Thanks for reading!