Blogs, interviews and documentaries show that thousands of authors agree; the space in which you choose to write directly affects your creativity and performance. Sure, it sounds good. I even agree with the theory. And I am still the last writer on the planet without even the semblance of a personal writing space.
It’s my own fault. I’ve managed to find an excuse each and every time the prospect has occurred to me. And, so, I’ve done all my writing in cars, in bed, at restaurants, in waiting rooms, at my day-job desk, at the kitchen table, on the floor and in the front porch swing. I found the most success when sequestered in the den with a bean bag for a chair and a leather ottoman for a desk.
But, all of that is over. I’ve finally seen the light … and the potential for devastating psychiatric bills if I attempt to tackle our absurd year-long project without the order and safety of a designated writing space. It just so happens (yes, I’m ridiculously lucky) that we have a currently unoccupied room in which to spread my literary wings. Yippee! Time to unfurl!
I need your help, authors! What are some absolute “must haves” in your writing spaces? What works? What doesn’t? Is there a good color for creativity? How important is a good chair, really? Because those things are PRICEY!
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