Finding the Write Setting #IWSG

Man, time is sneaking up on me. It’s been a scramble to try to keep up with everything in life, and that’s put me behind in everything else. It’s hard to believe that it’s already September and Insecure Writer’s Support Group day.

I’ve got insecurities a plenty. Will I frustrate people with book 3’s timeline? Will I finish MMF this year? How will my rewrites in Isto turn out?

But I haven’t really had time to focus on that lately, so I’ll just answer this month’s question.

IWSG Question of the Month: If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

To tell the truth, my choice of location has nothing to do with writing. It’s been a life long dream of mine to go to Japan. I used to talk about traveling there with my grandma. It was a childhood fantasy that never came to fruition, and I admit, it’s one of the largest regrets of my life that I’ll never overcome. Between school, work, and life, I never made that hope of mine a reality, and my grandma has since passed away.

So, if I could pick one place to go, it’d be there. I’d travel back in time and hop on a plane with my grandma. It doesn’t matter if we wound up at a shrine in the mountains or in the center of busy Tokyo. I could write anywhere. It’d be so much cooler if it were there with my grandma.

Where would you go? Would it be some place in the present? Or would you travel to the past?

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Loni Townsend

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Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

24 thoughts on “Finding the Write Setting #IWSG

  1. Hey, I didn’t know travelling through time was an option for this. In that case I would go back to my apartment in 2009 and write, instead of all the time I wasted playing Smackdown vs Raw on PS2.

    That’s a lovely picture of you with your grandma.

  2. When you make it to Japan, your grandma will be with you in spirit.

  3. What H.R.Sinclair said! As long as you go – which you better! Hubby and kids as well 🙂

  4. Such a sweet answer, Loni! And a lovely photo.

  5. Elizabeth Seckman

    When you make it to Japan, maybe your grandma will be riding along like an angel on your shoulder.

  6. Sorry you can’t go there with your grandmother. Hopefully you make the journey for her one day. It is an amazing city.

  7. You’ll get to Japan one day and your grandma will be watching with a big smile on her face.

  8. Anna

    Yeah, that would’ve been great. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  9. I’m sure you’ll get there someday, and your grandma will be there in spirit!

  10. Wonderful sentiment…
    I’m sure it will happen one day. 🙂

  11. My daughter would love to visit Japan, but it would take a lot to convince me. I’m not a good airplane passenger, and until my doctor prescribes me a pill that will knock me out for 12 hours or so, I think I’m staying put for a while.

    As far as Isto and your other books go, just keep plugging away. You’ll eventually get them all polished to your satisfaction. But when don’t have tons of time to write, the process will take time. Especially if you feel guilty about spending time away from your family while you write. That’s one reason it took so long for me to write my fan fiction story.

    Try to enjoy the ride and worry about the destination later. Every book you finish will make it that much easier to finish the next book.

  12. C. Lee McKenzie

    You’ll get there and so will your grandmother. I can’t imagine that she’d not tag along to share that delightful country with you.

  13. Take a trip there and your grandmother will be with you in spirit.

  14. I agree. Your grandmother is with you no matter where you are and she will be there too. I know not exactly what you meant, but you can still share the joy with her because joy comes from the spirit.

  15. When you do make it to Japan, your grandmother will be with you in spirit.

  16. You have, hands down, the best response and reason for choosing a writing place! And not only that, you’ve nailed the whole point of even making such a journey. Well done, Loni!

  17. Regrets about not having done something you planned to do with a person who has passed away are so sad. Well I hope you do make it to Japan and you can imagine your lovely Grandma is with you. Beautiful photograph of you and her.

  18. I hope you get to Japan some day. And like everyone is saying, your grandma would be there in spirit.

  19. Aww, I hope you make it there sometime. And feel sure that when you do your grandma will be with you in spirit. <3

  20. I heard a lot about Japan, all of it fascinating. I hope you visit one day, and of course, your grandma would be there with you, in spirit.

  21. You’re the second person I came across today who would go to Japan. It’s such a lovely, zen-like country. You know your grandma would be there in spirit! I’m Gwen, your co-host stopping by from the IWSG!

  22. You’re the second person I came across today who would go to Japan. It’s such a lovely, zen-like country. You know your grandma would be there in spirit! I’m Gwen, your co-host stopping by from the IWSG! <3

  23. Aww beautiful photo 🙂 I hope you get there one of these days

  24. That sounds like a wonderful time and place to write!

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