The following blog was posted on my old blog page in December 2015.
My ideal writing space… Well, at first glance, that’s easy. Anywhere by water pretty much! But as I sit here and think about my “dream” writing space – I must say, I don’t really know right off. I would like to describe a room with a desk. A nice, spacious desk. Something natural. I would be surrounded by all of my favorite books and inspiring people – Ronda Rousey, Elizabeth Gilbert, P!nk, Tom Petty – to name a few. I’m kind of imagining a “wall of quotes”. I love quotes. I love inspiration. Although, who doesn’t? This room would have to have a lot of natural light – big Windows and a nice view outside. Maybe some woods and a creek… a garden. I would also have some indoor plants/flowers and a fountain of some sort. A radio or something that can play music – with headphones. Even in a silent, empty house, music is always helpful for me. Music and hiking are my “go to’s” when it comes to writing. I wish I could say that I’m one of those people who can write anywhere but I’m not! Matter of fact the above “dream spot” may not even be “my spot” – that’s just what I’ve imagined. My ideal spot is outdoors, preferably a place that I hike to but realistically, as I’m finding now, being outdoors isn’t always ideal in Indiana. I’m always worried that I will suffer a lack of inspiration in the winter time and this year I am more worried than usual – and for good reason too. Currently I’m staying with family and space is very limited. By limited, I mean that I am sleeping on the couch and am never alone. It is also never quiet – which is generally the bigger problem. Thus far it hasn’t really been a problem because the area that I moved to is perfect for the striving artist! Right out the front door I have the river and just a half mile walk I have the dam. Hell, a 15 minute drive and a 1 mile hike in any direction and I have a gorgeous view – away from anything that could possibly “block” my inner creativity. However, with the weather getting cold – the outside just seems uncomfortable for writing. Right now with it being November, I’m still getting lucky and having a nice day here and there. I know that it’s only getting colder from here though! I must find a new writing spot soon. Right now I have no ideas but I know I will figure something out because not writing – is not an option. Frankly at this point I will get a “do not disturb sign” and post it on the bathroom door! Ha! Then five years from now, when I’m writing a memoir, I can include my struggles of bathroom writing. Regardless of where I end up writing – I am dedicating a minimum of one hour a day to just that. I have promised myself to get serious about this dream. I want to be a writer. I am a writer. One day, someday soon, I hope to have my own place and I can’t wait to experiment with creating a writing spot that works for me, but for now, I have to make it work. Period. You only begin by beginning and we all know the truth in “there’s no better time than now”. I am looking forward to sharing my writing with my readers – even the simple things like this because after all this is a huge part of my journey! Now, even though this circular thing hanging on the wall is telling me that I’m twenty minutes short of my one hour mark – I’m ending this here because frankly I’m still hand writing everything first and my wrist is on fire!!
**update** I just recently put a deposit down on a place of my own and plan to be moving in the next two to four weeks! Make sure you check back for another blog about my writing space