The Solitude of Writing–It’s ALL Good!

Writing to some may be considered a lonely profession but for me…it’s never lonely. Which is not necessarily a good or bad thing–it just is.

Working from home to write is not all it’s cracked up to be (no, I do not spend time in my jammies–unless it is a snow day or I am sick).  But you would think I would get a heck of a lot of writing done in my secluded basement office typing away all day long.


Working from home has some people thinking you have all the time in the world to do things like, run errands, pick up sick kids from school, volunteer for that PTA thing, go on field trips, housework, pick up prescriptions, make doctors appointments…

WAIT! That sounds like the job of a stay at home mom! (Well, technically in a round about way, I still am even though my girls are grown now.)

So when the hubster asked if I would like to go with him on one of his month-long business trips to do nothing but stay in a hotel room all day while he is at work what did I say:


“Won’t you be bored?”

“I have two books I’m working on, marketing, social media, updates to my website/blog, reading, reviews and a few millions of other things that come with being a self-published author…I don’t think I will have time to be ‘bored’, sweetheart.”

Just the past few days in this ‘boring, extended stay hotel’, I have achieved more of my goals than I could have done in two weeks at home in my office. I also don’t have to worry about taking time to drive to the gym, as they have a fitness center only around the corner from my room. Breakfast is free (though I’m Gluten-Free I’d really love to have one of the waffles but settle for yogurt and fresh fruits and occasionally scrambled eggs if I am in the mood). I have a kitchenette that I have fresh strawberries, bananas and milk for lunch and Kind bars for snacks. When hubs gets home, my day ends and we share quality time.

So am I a bored, lonely, social recluse?

YEP! And I’m loving every minute of it.

Hey everyone, I’ll be back on Facebook as soon as I post this…still have a few minutes of social time before I get back to the novel! LOL


3 thoughts on “The Solitude of Writing–It’s ALL Good!

  1. Good luck and enjoy! I have had one day since the holiday break with no child home sick and that day I was sick. I’m way behind on my goals, but staying positive. Hope you are somewhere warm. 🙂

  2. Sounds good to me! Balancing the writing life with “real” life is always a juggling act. Let’s think guilt free, and let ourselves be our best selves, okay?

    I was just saying, yesterday, that my job, the one that brings the paycheck home, is always going to win over my writing. It has to. And I can’t stress about the fact that I’m not a full-time writer, and I’m not putting out ‘x’ number of books a year.

    Enjoy your month of forced seclusion, Loni! You may never see it again!

  3. My internet is acting all wonky here in hotel…hope this gets out there:

    @Lori: They are calling for temperatures in the 60’s this weekend in Texas. That would be nice.

    @Susan: Stay strong, sis. You’re not kidding! This is one of those ‘rare moments’. 😀

    Hugs to all!

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