Writing 101: NonFiction – Today’s Perfect Writing Spot #everdayinspiration

Today’s topic is the perfect writing spot.




I vaguely remember writing on this topic before, or maybe I read other people’s posts on it but I will give it a try nonetheless. 

Many of you know I suffer from a depressive mood disorder which has caused me severe fatigue these past eight-years. I only mention it because I have experienced great improvement with my mental energy levels especially, and a bit with my physical energy levels this past year. Particular supplements have also aided my increase in energy levels.

But I always have bad days now and then. When I was worse I had more bad days than good days and now I would say I only have a bad day one or two days every couple of weeks. What makes a bad day a bad day varies but often means I’m too mentally and physically worn out to do much of anything; I wake up this way.

Today, I found until tonight, I could not concentrate well on writing or reading blogs or books. I would try going through my email to read through some of your posts and I didn’t have it in me to pay attention and give thought to what I was reading or what to comment. I also found myself glossing over pages in books where I regularly would be intent on what was happening to the characters.

I decided to catch up on some TV shows I’d missed the finales of and a show I miss because it’s on in the morning. I like Fashion Friday on a Canadian morning show called Cityline so I watched that as I often sleep through it. Additionally, I watched The Vampire Dairies’ grizzly season Finale and the season Finale for Grimm. I loved both finales and I’m eager for next season’s storylines for each show.

But today mostly consisted of me sitting and watching TV and even after awhile I went to my room and I laid down, needing to sleep a couple hours, feeling as if I needed the nap today. It’s odd, usually I don’t need to nap. I tried to put effort into healthy meals and I thought about walking, but I didn’t have a walk in me.

Most often, I’m up untill 11:00 pm or 12:00 pm but tonight I’m lying in my comfy bed in a sleep shirt, tucked into my cozy duvet and fresh sheets and it’s only 9:00 pm.

 I cleaned up my room on Friday and Saturday, completely organizing everything. It’s a nice feeling being in a clean room, no dust, no papers in piles, everything organized, even my clothes and shoes. 

At this moment, feeling drained as I have most of the day, I’m writing to you in my perfect writing place in bed on my iPad. I invested in a newer version after Christmas as the old model didn’t have enough GBs. This has 64 GB, enough for ebooks, a large iTunes music collection, and many applications. It also a thinner tablet which is lighter to hold.

The light the iPad gives off in my dim room is fantastic for writing and being comfortable lying down. So, even though this isn’t usually where I write, tonight in bed, is my favourite and ideal writing space.

Tomorrow it will change, but then, tomorrow’s another day and I will have energy to write more and read more again, to take a walk in the warm May weather, maybe even write on the patio. For now, everything is as it should be. 

Sorry, I don’t know how to explain a bad day better then I did; it is what it is. It is too difficult to explain unless you’ve experienced it or something similar. Most people are able to keep going in life despite hiccups such as feeling energy-less. But this is a fatigue which stops you in it’s tracks. Nothing can make your body draw on more energy; there is no energy to draw from. Which is why this is severe fatigue I experience and not only being sleepy or tired.

Thanks for reading. Back to fiction, poetry, likes, and commenting on your blogs tomorrow.

25 thoughts on “Writing 101: NonFiction – Today’s Perfect Writing Spot #everdayinspiration

  1. rosemawrites May 17, 2016 / 5:50 am

    “Sorry, I don’t know how to explain a bad day better then I did; it is what it is. It is too difficult to explain unless you’ve experienced it or something similar.”
    No need to apologize, Mandi. 🙂 As you’ve said, it is what it is. Go rest, and be back when you’re feeling better. 🙂 ❤

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    • mandibelle16 May 17, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you Jacqueline for your advice and concern. I’m a goal driven person so sometimes it’s hard to make myself rest.

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  2. Melinda Kucsera May 17, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    oh wow I had no idea. Do take care of yourself. Chronic fatigue is no picnic; I’ve been dealing with it for awhile now but mine is entirely self, or rather schedule, inflicted. Too much work and not enough sleep. I hope you continue to have more good days than bad ones.

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    • mandibelle16 May 17, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      It’s something akin to chronic fatigue but not quite. When I was in hospitable last summer doing med changes, a lady there had chronic fatigue and although we shared similarities, I think her life was even more constricted by her fatigue and that’s saying something. Mine is more caused by the depression. My dr calls it severe fatigue, we don’t know why it happened but it does occur to people with depression sometimes. I’m so sorry you’ve been dealing with chronic fatigue. Definitely, take care of yourself. Sometimes the writing can wait and same with work if you need a couple sick or personal days to get rest. Thanks for your kind words.


  3. clcouch123 May 17, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I think you do an impressive job of narrating a bad day, especially while you are having it. I’m glad you had (had made) a comfortable place in which to write about it. The details are bravely expressed and illuminating. I can relate through heart disease, whose chief symptom for me is tiring easily. And, yes, sometimes (most times) waking up that way. My cardiologist knows this but is encouraged that my heart is going, anyway and pretty much all the time.

    Well, we keep going, don’t we? Big steps and little ‘uns, as the English say.

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    • mandibelle16 May 17, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Yeah I know you have similar problems with fatigue. I was thinking about your problems as I wrote this actually. I guess we do the best we can. I’m happy most days aren’t bad days now but every now and then, one bowls me over. But today is a new day and much better. I pray for healing and energy for you Christopher.🙏🏻


  4. Jaden C. Kilmer May 17, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Oh man, this is news to me. D:

    I’ve got ADD to the point where some days I can’t concentrate on anything. Work, writing, or even television. So I’ll just kinda stare at a computer screen for hours… Those days suck. So when you describe your bad days I feel ya. It’s not a physical fatigue for me, just mental.

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    • mandibelle16 May 17, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      I’m sorry you experience that. Physically for me is frustrating because medications equals weight gain with little ability to do anything about it. But having a better mental ability lately has helped a lot. Bad days happen sometimes, but usually I can write and read except for very bad days such as yesterday. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it.

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  5. any1mark66 May 17, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Enjoy your comfy place! You’re far from alone with these issues. I have a sister who had battled similar things. It’s always nice to see your comments and posts. 🙄

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      • any1mark66 May 17, 2016 / 11:15 pm

        My sister has had tough time With it. She has other issues too. But some days are good still.

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      • mandibelle16 May 17, 2016 / 11:26 pm

        I’m glad. It’s very hard when most days are bad. You need that light,those good days to make the bad ones worth it. 🙏🏻

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      • any1mark66 May 17, 2016 / 11:55 pm

        I wish you a surplus of good days. And a short memory for the rest of them

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