My non-writing space: I write where I am
I’ve never had a writing space. I probably never will. Here’s my bold statement (not meant to offend those who do) just to explain a perspective. To me, the idea of arranging that perfect writing space is a luxury I personally cannot afford.
I plan and plot to maintain a regular writing time in my life. I work full time at a demanding job, am raising a daughter by myself, have social and other professional obligations that require time, should exercise more than I do, have to cart my kid around. I wake up every morning and write and then sneak it in when I can. My house is small so I don’t have any personal space to do this so just plop myself on the couch in the living room and go. If I spent time getting the space perfect, I would lose even more writing time. So I’ve learned to write wherever I can–on the couch, at a desk, on a plane, in the metro, on an iphone, in a dance waiting room. For me, finding time is more important than getting the “write” space.
If you have a different structure, and you have to keep yourself on track, I understand that ritual and artifacts hold great value for getting writing done. And that’s what this is about–what you need to do to get your writing done. So for me, I just write where I am. Have computer, can write.