Welcome to another week, Flames. For those of you in the States, did you enjoy your holiday weekend? I spent mine seeing Jurassic World with friends and watching fireworks from the rooftop of a parking garage downtown. ‘Merica.
I want to do something quick and simple for us today, but still in the team spirit. It’s an idea I’ve seen moving through other writing communities as a sort of meme. We’ve talked about location and environment before, but have we shared the details of our preferred writing space?
Personally, I know my writing space is non-existent. I blame a lot of this on my recent dismantled friendship with my roommate and the subsequent move that uprooted my access to furniture. I have a vision of a writing space, but have yet to create it.
I see an L-shaped desk that can accommodate both my 51″ television/gaming monitor and a smaller, writing specific monitor that consumes less energy to operate. I see an ergonomic keyboard and mouse set made for carpal tunnel sufferers who also want to own at Skyrim. Pencils, pens, highlighters, scratch paper, a ruler, and an empty space for sketches occupy the surface between the two monitors. I can draw here when my visions are not yet simple enough for the written word. I see a chair that promotes proper posture and prevents the discomfort and poor health caused by a constant sitting position. I can dismantle it and use it as an exercise ball. (It’s a real thing!) Most importantly? I see my totems. My figures, photos, and found objects that are meant to center, comfort, and inspire me.
This is the space I see when I imagine my end game. What do you see? Or have you already found your perfect space? What makes a perfect space?
Your Mission: In the comments, share with us your writing space, whether it already exists or you hope to create in the future. You can describe it as I have done here or, if you are savvy, you can show us an actual picture. Because I am not savvy, I would post the URL to where my photo is hosted. Embed HTML is a concept beyond my grasp!
Congratulations to Shane Bell for his recent win! It’s a great thing to win a month, but what about four weeks in a row? Join us during the month of July for a series of minis!
Week One has launched. What do you see through the Knothole?