Oh yes - I really do think every writer should have one.
I feel incredibly lucky with the way my dream has come about. For so long I
imagined a pretty little caravan with a big table and bench seats, windows
on three sides looking out over glorious countryside. A place to work and to
dream. And now it really exisits!
From where I am pitched I look out over Shuttlingslow and Hen Cloud, and I
can see the whole of Wildboarclough (the place where the last wild boar in
England was killed in the C16th). Tonight the moon sailed over in a clear
sky full of stars and the wind sang to me as I worked.
It is so wonderful to just sink into deep concentration when I am out there.
I love the fact that there are practical things to do - I have to fetch
water, warm the place up, cook food...... it is a little environment that I
can manage really easily. I can fix things and make them work! And then it
is also a space that is just for me - if I feel like lying down for a sleep,
or sitting and watching the sky, I can. Plus it is a space that contains my
novel thinking in a wonderfully playful nurturing way.
so yes - my wish is that every writer in the world is able to have a
caravan! I think I might set up a foundation to make it happen........
and Mark - I am glad to see that you are a man of good taste. (My crook has
a pink ribbon tied in a bow)
> So you finally made it to that caravan of one's own. It sounds
> positively idyllic! Should every writer have one?