When my husband and I relocated to Gauteng, for a long time I actually wrote while sitting on top of / in bed, my laptop perched on a square wooden board - we were scared that it would overheat. I would write for a bit, then inevitably either start watching TV absently, or fall asleep, with the bed being so cosy and all. Needless to say, I didn't get very far.
|My modest writing desk|
Last week, my husband surprised me. He said that we could move the bed out of the guest bedroom (we don't get sleep-over visitors that often) and just bring it in when we needed it. He also bought me a brand new bookshelf (the old one was literally falling apart) and has basically turned the spare room into my very own writing room!
Truth be told, I would have been happy to continue with things as they were, but in my new writing space I feel like I actually have enough space to keep all my ideas in. I feel so much more organised and motivated. I suppose, in a way, I feel like I now have no more excuses for not writing.
I understand that not many people have this luxury. We don't have any kids yet, so we have a bit more space to play around with. But even in limited spaces, find a little nook where you feel comfortable and make it your own. You need a place where you can be alone with just your thoughts and the characters in your novel.
What is your ideal writing space?