Everyone has their own ideas of what they would like to have in terms of an idea writing space. I am no different. My ideal writing space would be a cabin in the woods, on a beach or in the mountains — it really doesn’t matter. I just want to look at natural beauty while I write. When I look out my windows in my current location, I see one tree and the next building in the complex. It will do because it meets the comfortable criteria, has internet, and all the other modern conveniences. I’m no Thoreau to live off the land, even for a year. I could happily rent a cabin in the woods as long as there were screens to keep the mosquitoes out. I would imagine that it would be hard to write when covered with red itchy welts. I’m just saying… it would have to be accessible. I would like being marooned anywhere. I would want the freedom to go out and visit people. I’m not a total hermit. Walking trails would be nice. I sometimes brainstorm while walking.
It wouldn’t have to be large. A small office space would do for me. I would need book shelves for my reference books, a desk with a surface that is at just the right height for my keyboard. The desk would also have to be able to accommodate two monitors. My current desk is a corner desk that sits in the corner of my room. There should be a place for my coffee pot and a bathroom nearby. I want my modern conveniences. A fireplace with a nice crackling warm fire would be nice in the winter. I would want a comfortable chair as well.
The natural view could be an ocean view from a cabin on the beach, as I said. I’m not really fussy about that. Mountains would do as would a forest view. Even a meadow or a farmer’s field would be a good vista for me. Sometimes I think I would like writing in a cabin on a ship, not a huge hulking ocean liner, but a smaller more intimate one — a yacht perhaps. A cruise would not be bad, but only if the weather was good.
My writing space would have to have a way to close out gloomy rainy days or blizzards. Those would be boring to look at. Maybe someday I will be able to afford the time and money to rent a cabin in the woods for a month or so and just write. That would be nice. That’s my ideal writing space. What would your ideal writing space be like?