Saturday, June 21, 2008

Something She Memed

I was hoping to post with some pictures today, to show you what it is I'd do if it weren't for this writing thing. But - pfft! - the USB cable "can't find" the device that is my camera, and won't allow an upload of the photos I'd need to make the post worthy.

So I shall save that for another day.

In the meantime, I was excited to learn I've been tagged! Well, to be more precise, a light woo-hoo escaped me, because it means someone likes me and appreciates my thoughts. My glee was followed by an oh, um... right, because I remembered there's actual work involved in these meme things, and then a well, if I must... because I just can't say no. :)

Getting on with it, Michele over at Writing the Cyber Highway asked if I'd participate in the Why I love writing from home meme. (And thanks so much, Michele, for the kind comment about my blog within your own post!) So, shaking those niggling reasons I don't love writing from home (noise, interruptions, demands, interruptions, diversions, noise and interruptions...), I've compiled my list.

*There's no time clock, as there was with each of the others jobs I've held.
*I'm my own boss, and I rock!
*Iced mochas are just a staircase away.
*My desk stool is a lovely faded-red color, and atop it (and under my buns) sits a pretty, girly cushion.
*I can look around me at any given moment, just for a breather, and enjoy the decor as I've created it to be. As long as I ignore the mess, that is.
*AW: No Holds Barred, just a click away
*I'm within walking distance of the lake, which is an amazing inspiration for me.
And last, but MOST important: Writing from home allows me stay at home with my daughters. It is indeed a blessing.

What about you? Why do you love to write from home? I'd love for you to, instead of posting here, post on your own blog and leave the link as a comment. :)

Until the next time...

9 comments:

Michele - Writing the Cyber Highway said...

Great answers, Janna! I love that mocha comment. hehehe. You're hilarious! And how very sweet about your daughters. Aaaww!

Thanks for participating. I knew you'd do a fantabulous job! ;-)

*smiles*
Michele

Melanie Avila said...

Hmm... No Holds Barred.... I sense the making of a new thread...

I might play along but since I don't actually make money writing, I don't think I qualify. However, I went into graphic design with the idea that when I eventually had children I could work from home, so I guess I'm slowly working towards that goal.

Janna Qualman said...

Aw, fudge. I've corrected the spelling of your name in my post, Michele. My cousin has two Ls, so I suppose it just flows through my fingertips better. My apologies!

Janna Qualman said...

:D But when you write, Melanie, you are at home... A mere technicality, if you ask me.

:P

Michele said...

That's ok, Janna. A lot of people add the extra "l". It's happened my entire life. I suppose I'm used to it by now. ;-) When I have a book on shelves... then I'll want to make sure my name is spelled correctly. Otherwise... no worries! Even my editors end up letting that slip through the cracks and my name ends up spelled wrong sometimes. Things happen. :-)

*smiles*
Michele

Melanie Avila said...

Michele, do you know the stress you and similarly named people have caused me in my life? I HATE when people misspell my name so I try to extend that courtesy to others and I genuinely stress over the L's.

Janna Qualman said...

Ugh. The author of this blog, who is often referred to as Jana (is it just me, or does that look naked?), feels your pain.

Janna Qualman said...

How many bloggers does it take to make a conversation on the Post a Comment screen?

lol

Michele said...

@ Melanie: I meant to come back and tell you that I think writing your book absolutely counts as writing from home! We're all writers. Join in and participate in this meme! :-)

As for the L's... well, I always try to make sure I spell people's name correctly also. Sometimes things just happen. I have come to the conclusion I think I've confused people. It seems there's a very, very small percentage of people who spell my name with just the one L. Here's my theory: I have Michele L. Tune plastered everywhere. I think people's brains see the extra L (my middle initial) and for some reason, automatically think my name has two L's--which actually it does, just not together. Make sense? I tell myself that's the reason anyway. :-) Otherwise, most Michele's are spelled with two L's, so that could be it too.

@Janna: No worries, girl! Even my editors spell my name with two L's all the time. I'm used to it. :-) And yes, your name looks naked with just one N! hehehe ;-)

*smiles*
Michele (with one L!) ;-)