Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Chair, Same View

My writing chair broke. :( It broke a few weeks ago, actually. At first, I thought, no big deal. I'll just sit on the couch and write. But soon I felt lost without my chair. Everyone would go to bed and I'd stand there wondering where to go. The couch just wasn't cutting it. I was still writing, but it just wasn't the same. It soon became apparent that despite his good intentions, my husband would not be fixing the broken chair anytime soon. So I decided it was time for a new chair. Something not breakable. I decided to go for one of those big comfy bean bags instead. Saturday, I went and bought myself a five foot, hot-pink "monster sak."


Oh, it's so comfy! Maybe a little too comfy, but we'll see. As you can tell from the picture, the chair (or sack, I guess, and no I'm not changing the name of the blog) is under the window, so I won't really have the same view unless I contort myself somehow to look up out the window. Actually, though, I'm usually writing at night when it's dark outside anyway. I can always prop it up against the other wall and look out at the view or I can just stand at the window and admire the mountain whenever I need to. So, I'm really hoping that the addition of a new writing chair will kick me into high gear so I can finish this novel already! I've been working on it for one year tomorrow, and I have written 507 pages. Woohoo! Now I just need to be a little bold, a little courageous and write the coolest ending ever and I'll be set.

PS. Please go and check out the brand-spanking new writing blog my friend Heather just started Wake the Happy Words  You'll be glad you did.

27 comments:

tiff loves kent said...

wow thats a nice chair im loving it it looks so comfy i think i may have to sleep on it the next time i come

Nisa said...

Oh that does look comfy! Now to get to that fabulous ending! Can't wait to check out Heather's blog!

Julie Dao said...

Oooh what a lovely new "chair"! :) I admit I would do much more sleeping there than writing, though... it looks insanely comfortable.

Abby Annis said...

We have one of those and it's SO comfortable. I don't think I'd get much writing done in it though. I tend to fall asleep whenever I'm laying, I mean sitting on it. ;)

Elana Johnson said...

Wow! So fun! I'm glad you got a new place to write. :)

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

That is the biggest chair I've ever seen! Be careful, I don't want it to swallow you whole!!! :)

xoxo -- Hilary

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Sorry for all the deletions! For some reason, my comment posted 4 times! Ack!

xoxo -- Hilary

Danyelle said...

I'm three shades of green here. That looks so comfortable. :)

Aubrie said...

That's a comfy looking chair! I love the color. :)

T. Anne said...

Now that's a chair! My daughter would kill for that. I'm not sure it would fit in her room ;)

AstonWest said...

That would definitely be a fun chair.

Myself, I can usually write in a chair, on a couch, or riding along in a car...among others. ;-)

Rosslyn Elliott said...

That chair looks so comfy I think I would last about five minutes before conking out! :-)

Jackee said...

Maybe you'll have to retitle to, "Notes from the Hot Pink Puff Ball Under the View of the Mountain Peaks."

On second thought, keep the title and enjoy the chair! :)

ali said...

I love it! I'm trying to think if I could actually write in such a comfy chair ~ I'm glad you're gonna pave the road before me, lol!

And 507 pages? Holy smokes girl. Are you writing the Bible? ;)

Suzette Saxton said...

I too love it! The pink is awesome, and that is such a cute photo of you!

Carolyn V. said...

I love your new chair! =)

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Nope, "Notes from the Writing Sack" just wouldn't be the same. ;)

Angie said...

Okay, The Hot Pink Puff Ball is now officially the name of my chair (but not the blog. And Notes From the Writing Bag would be even worse, don't you think?). Luckily, I've done more writing than sleeping in it so far. Glad you all like it. Thanks for commenting!

dellgirl said...

Love, love, love the chair! I do hope you're able to continue your great work in it.

I would not be able to accomplish one bit of writing there...would fall promptly asleep (it looks sooooooo comfortable)!

lotusgirl said...

Now I'd sleep there and get no writing done. Hope you have better self-discipline than I do.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, that does look comfy! I think I'm jealous. :-)

Kasie West said...

Man, I don't know what I'd do if my writing chair broke...oh wait, it did. And I felt the same as you: lost. Isn't it funny how one little change can throw off our whole zen? Good luck with the new chair. Don't fall asleep. :)

StrugglingToMakeIt said...

I love the new writing chair/sack! Woo hoo, yeah, finish that novel so I an congratulate you on doing it!

I've given you the Creative Writer Award. You can find it on my blog. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Just came to your blog from Aubrie's blog. I'm reading Stephen King's book On Writing, and he says he writes in the basement because there are no distractions. And with his success, think of the nice office he could create...

Medeia Sharif said...

I feel sleepy and relaxed looking at the chair, and it's in my favorite color.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Sweet Beanbag!

Angie said...

Well, my hot pink puff ball helped me get in thirteen pages this week. That exceeded my goal!