Ever have big dreams of your ideal work space, should you ever succeed beyond your dreams? Of course you do. We all do. It's fun imagining it ... and I know if you're a writer, you've fantasized about it. That's what writers do ...
As a child I knew I wanted to be a writer. I always envisioned myself as Joan Wilder poring over my typewriter with a headset on, no makeup, and a box of tissues ... in my own little apartment with my cat.
Yep, I reference that movie a lot. It was always my fave.
But in all actuality, my writing space is nothing like it, nor do I live alone or have a cat anymore.
I do have my own desk, which faces a big window of the woods behind my house.
I also have two small children and a big playful dog. But I'd never complain about the abundance of love in my life. *blushes*
Here's my dream space: Picture it: A seaside cottage at the base of a lush green hill, with woods to one side, and ocean ensconced by cliffs on the other. My writing office would have a corner nook with big picture windows to each side so I can look out and gaze at the panoramic view below. My desk would be carved from a refurnished wood, salvaged from a prestigious galleon or something with a lot of history like that. I'd have an orthopedic leather chair that smelled as good and rich as it felt. There would be world maps on the wall, next to hand crafted works of art from various cultures throughout the world. My shelves surrounding me would be filled with my fave books ... and of course, let's not forget my cappuccino machine placed strategically at arms length with a finely polished silver tea service ...
Okay, wake up, PK! Reality check. :)
What about you? What does your ideal space look like? Please share ...
BTW Michael di Gesu has a great post on how writers can stay in shape. Check it out!