Building Castles in the Sky: Part 1 – A Space Where I Can Write

I write wherever I find a pen and paper. I feel the most comfortable writing with just pen and paper. I find myself doing more self-editing when I write on my laptop because the medium makes the words look more like a finished product. Writing with pen and paper makes my writing feel like a work in progress and more like a draft. Writing by hand I am less concerned with formatting and word count.

I own many bound journals and notebooks of various sizes. I try to carry a writing journal with me at all times so that I can write at a moment’s notice. If I get an idea or figure out how to finally finish that scene, I want to be able to write it down before I forget.  I also like the versatility of just being able to write anywhere whether I have some time to write or because a certain location sparks my creativity.

I write best in a quiet place with movement, for example, sitting outside, listening to the leaves rustle as trees sway under a slight breeze. I get tired and distracted when I try to write in a still place.  My thoughts wander if the environment is too quiet. I start to lose focus in overly quiet and still places.

I like being surrounded by other writers and books while I write. When I write, I can feel like I am building castles in the sky whose design, structure and beauty are only visible to me. Having books around me while I write fills me with the hope that one day what I write may also be appreciated by another.

I created Rinconez as a space where I can write about, explore, and share common life experiences and struggles, the good and the bad. As a writer, I also write about the experience of writing, the struggles and challenges. Rinconez may also feature flash fiction or poetry about happy places or contemplative ones or dark periods. I believe sharing our life experience is how we build community, how we learn that we are not alone in the world. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me via my Contact Page here about a topic you would like to see on Rinconez.

Come join me on this journey,


Building Castles in the Sky, Part 1 and Part2,
are posts prompted through Blogging University's 
Writing 101 four-week, write-every-day challenge.

5 Replies to “Building Castles in the Sky: Part 1 – A Space Where I Can Write”

  1. When I write, I can feel like I am building castles in the sky whose design, structure and beauty are only visible to me.

    This is lovely and well put. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the physical (and mental) space you need to write!

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  2. Great article. I prefer to write with pen in a notebook, ambient noise doesn’t put me off, but I do wish there was an easy way of getting my scribbles uploaded without having to type it all up! Kind Regards, E

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  3. This post is incredible! Thank you very much for writing something so inspiring. I’m definitely a pen and paper person. It makes me feel much better when I write… As if every single word is prefect and doesn’t need to be changed or edited! 🙂 Kind regards x

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