The term “butt in chair” is the endearing way of saying you need to dedicate yourself to a routine of writing. I think we can all agree forming a writing habit is the best way to be productive, but what about the chair? Our creative streams deserve the perfect pedestal from which to flow.
I have recently graduated from a discarded kitchen chair with a thin pad to a super-deluxe, turbo desk chair. Viva la difference! I could keep my butt in this baby all day!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE CHAIR:
- Swivel (If it spins – even better – not to say I spin when I’m mulling a manuscript – okay I do)
- Arms (not too high or your fingers get stuck under your desk. OUCH!)
- Fabric that your legs don’t stick to if it gets too hot
- Neutral color (So you aren’t distracted)
- Unattractive to cats who like to claw everything
- Back support (In case any doctors are checking my list)
- Not so awesome that another family member will steal it
- Easy to assemble (My son had to do mine)