I recently spent several hours cleaning a thick layer of pollen off of our screen porch. We moved in just before Christmas, so I had not officially tried out the space until after the de-pollenation occurred, and when I finally did I found it was prime writing real estate! While I am still a fixture on the couch most nights, the screened porch offers a serene writing space when I have time to use it during the day.
I recently reached out to BYB readers to see where they were spending their summer writing hours, and here were some of the spaces that were shared.
Lisa of Knocked Up Abroad overlooks a golf course and a horse pasture containing four Icelandic horses. Now who else can say that? Oh, and I’m giving her the ultimate clean desk award too.
Lisa of Tweenior Moments loves writing her humor blog as well as online content, magazine articles, and copywriting assignments on her back porch, which overlooks the pool. Lisa adds “It’s incredibly peaceful out there—especially with the birds chirping in the trees and the soft pitter-patter of the pool’s small fountain. Plus, with Florida’s balmy climate, I can write on the back porch nine months out of the year.”
Jenny who blogs at The Happy Hausfrau likes to write on her porch, and has written many drafts of her ever-changing book here. She says “It’s quiet (unless my neighbor, Anal Retentive Lawn Guy, is out).”
Leah can be found at Little Miss Wordy, and provided both a dream and reality photo of her writing space.
“I’ve always imagined the perfect writing space would make my words flow, ideas pouring from me so quickly I would struggle to keep up with them. I would have no need for a thesaurus when I can’t think of a better word nor endless notes of research because the sheer perfection of my writing will one day serve as someone else’s research. For now, the reality that is my writing space will have to do with all of its notes and never-ending research until my inspiring ocean view is more than just a screen saver.”
Deby creates content for Cooking In The Jungle while sitting in her outside Rancho (as it’s called where she lives in Costa Rica). She writes about the food she cooks and their lives in the jungle.
Author Phyllis works on novels and her blog under the pleasant breeze of the fan on her porch. There are peacocks screeching in the distance that occasionally wander over to say ‘hello’.
On cooler days, Megan of Multiples Illuminated gets to work at this favorite writing spot in her backyard in Northern California. She settles in on her chaise lounge under the umbrellas.
Ellen of Confessions of An Overworked Mom (and several other blogs) mostly writes at her computer which is in a corner of the living room and completely un-photoworthy. However, she brainstorms and take notes in the woods where she feels most creative.