Do you have a specific writing space – or do you fantasize about having one? I only ask because I’m curious about what others feel aka their writing habits and their writing space.
I often fantasize about having my own specific writing space, one to which I could disappear when I want to write, where I could be surrounded by my books and notepads, pens, photos, etc., and just write. Ideally it would have a desk situated just underneath a window – a window with a view.
I don’t have that, I write on the dining room table. There’s nothing wrong with my writing space except that I have to clear everything away when we need to use the table (not that we do use it that often, just when we have guests or family round for a meal). A decade ago I had my own study, the room that is now the grandchildren’s bedroom. I don’t want my study back – I’d far rather have my grandchildren have a room to call their own when they come and stop over. Besides, I don’t study very much anymore, I write whatever comes into my head.
So why do I hanker after my own space? I guess it’s because I like to hide myself away to write. I like to immerse myself in my writing and not care what time it is, how close it is to meal time, when I need to eat. When my muse speaks I just want to get those words down, and I like the idea of having a specific space in which to do that. A space for my muse and I to converse. I talk to myself a lot – discuss plots, characters, story arcs. I don’t like being overheard as I’m sure it all sounds crazy. It confuses the hell out of my poor Hubbie!
I came across the tiny shepherd’s hut (above) on Pinterest – it really is very tiny but oh so perfectly formed. What can I say, I’ve fallen in love with it – though I doubt it would fit into our tiny teeny garden space, and anyway our garden wouldn’t afford such a pretty and inspiring view.
I also came across this image of a built in writing desk with a view – a stunning view at that. I guess if we just re-arranged the guest bedroom I could have a writing space which overlooks the beautiful park directly opposite our house, and the bay on the other side of the park. I might just have stumbled across the answer here 🙂