Monday, February 14, 2011
If I'm staying anywhere more than two weeks, I have to set up a workspace. It's a compulsion. A need. Unlike some writers who can write on airplanes or trains or in hotel rooms or cafes, I work best when I'm at home or in a place where I have a room of my own in which to work, with materials and reference books close by.
It wasn't always so. Dedicated space is a luxury. When I was first writing, I shared desk space and a typewriter with my husband. From there I graduated to a laundry/storage room. When my son left for college, I usurped his bedroom and bought my first computer. From then on, I've had my own dedicated office/room.
The above room is in North Carolina, where my husband and I hide out for a few months each winter.
If you're a writer, I hope you have your own space. Do you?