What is Your Writing Space Like?
Finding that perfect spot as a writer isn’t always easy. I am sure that even if you “have a spot”, you often dream of another perfect writing space.
Right now, my writing space is my old beat up recliner, laptop, and a little end table next to me where I set my coffee on. It’s really not much, but that recliner has been the prime seat for my writing over the last 5 years. The recliner has seen its days, and sometimes I consider replacing it because of how worn it has gotten over the years.
In the beginning when I started to become a writer, I would use a desktop with a regular office chair. I do still find that I am more productive on a desktop. Though I do have a desktop I would love to use for writing, I have issues with my cats when I use it. I can’t lock them out because they have separation anxiety. To let them in means my tom cat will jump in front of the screen and aggressively paw at it. I think he still holds a grudge against computer screens from my World of Warcraft days.
Strangely, my laptop doesn’t bother either of my cats. So other than them lounging across my lap when I type, they behave much better when I’m using a laptop vs desktop.
Crazy, I know. What can you do though? Cats always seem to find a way to own the house.
What is my dream writing space?
I have a lovely 4 season porch with a wooded backyard. It is truly a writer’s dream, but that too needs some work. It is almost impossible to keep that area warm in the winter time when it’s twenty below outside. So until I figure that out, it’s really only usable a few months out of the year. Really, that porch would be my dream office if I could somehow set it up just right.
Otherwise, my dream space is pretty simple; a quiet room with a comfy chair and a proper desk. I’d love it if my one cat wouldn’t have such a grudge against computer monitors, but I’ll make due. I still love him despite his quirk. Ultimately, he just wants attention.
For now I will continue to love my crusty old recliner. It’s comfortable and gets the job done. As I write this piece, I am sitting on ‘ole reliable. It’ll be a sad day if I ever consider saying goodbye to it, but for now it stays right where it is. I set up a “Writing Space” Pinterest board for those interested in following. Feel free to add me!
What is your writing space like? What is your dream space?