Do you have a favorite single writing space which you feel inspires you to do your best work, and is comfortable and easy to work in? Or, do you have multiple writing spaces? If you write in more than one space, do you write, for example, both inside the home, and outside the home, in places such as the library, or on the train? In my case, I like to work on my laptop on a table in the living room, which has plenty of sunlight, and where I have my paper files located neatly to the side of the computer, where I can access them instantly when needed. I find that having sunlight helps me to think, and be able to create much more easily than if I was in a darker room, which can be a little stifling. I think, though, that many times we change our writing spaces dependent upon certain circumstances, such as new technologies obviating the necessity for certain practices.
When I used to have my larger personal computer years ago I worked downstairs, but, with the laptop, I like it more in the family room where I currently am, as it is so portable, and takes up less room. I couldn’t have the personal computer upstairs as it took up so much space, and would have been unwieldy. It’s funny, but before I used a computer years ago (yes, there was a life before personal computers and laptops – so easy to forget!) I used to write everything in longhand, then transfer to the typewriter. That seems so labor-intensive now, I don’t know how I ever did that, but this was just how things were. Anyhow, enough about my favorite writing space, and back to my original question – What Is Your Favorite Writing Space?