Nola Studiola Question 2, continued
I work best in the morning in my study and when I’m having coffee. I travel a lot and I have learned to find ways of creating spaces where I like to write. Most important is the laptop on which I write. I love the feeling of the keys and the words appearing. I have to work my way into a new laptop, but once I have done that, I am happiest when I am writing on it—writing anything. It’s the inside of my brain.
I work best when I have my guitar near me. I almost always write like that. I’ll write a bit; then play and sing a couple of songs; then write a bit, then sing some songs. I also practice things I’m supposed to be practicing on the guitar—then go back to writing. If anything is my talisman, it’s my guitar—but it’s just because I love the sound of the music it makes. I’ve really always worked like this—and I like very early morning. I used to start writing before dawn. I thought it was because I liked to be writing when the dawn came. But after Sarah died, I have discovered that it was because I needed that quiet writing time before she woke up. Now I sometimes don’t get up until 7.
I don’t care about being invisible or flying. I just want to be in love again. That’s like having wings.