Today’s subject is about houses, and I don’t mean publishing houses. No, today is about the houses we live in. Our homes. It can also be a condo, an apartment, a trailer park, or a mansion (if you’re lucky). Whatever the case, we writers have to maintain it just as we should anything that’s important. For many of us, our home is our writing space. It will either be the kitchen, or the bedroom, or the living room. In any case, it needs to be maintained to achieve harmony in our writing.
It’s all about organization. My wife says everything has a place. Designating those spots is key to having a zen-like writing environment. It’s also important to find a space that you feel most comfortable and is the most productive for writing. For me, that’s the kitchen. It’s close to the refrigerator, so I can grab a beverage with little wasted movement. And it’s close to the patio, so I can take my laptop or notebook with me and write outside. Now, if I had things my way, I would have a studio overlooking the city, and my writing desk would sit right beside my bedroom window. For now, I’ll settle for the kitchen.
What about you? Where is your ideal writing space in your home? Where is your ideal writing space, period?