Howdy, howdy! Happy (almost) Fourth of July to all of my American peoples! Also, happy Canada day to all of my Canadian friends! If I’m missing any other holidays being celebrated this week, let me know. Anyway, today I wanted to share my writing space (more commonly known as my bedroom) with you. I haven’t done that yet, right? Be afraid. Be very afraid. Not really. But do be prepared for extra pictures!
Not sure if I’d call it magic, but this is where it happens! It’s a very busy space, I know, but I like it that way. I don’t understand how people can get anything creative done when surrounded by white walls and an empty desk. That’s so boring to me. I really like the fact that everywhere I look, there’s some kind of inspiration. And mirrors! I can’t turn my head without moving my whole chair, so my mirrors let me see all around me at once. If I want to stare out of the window, there’s a mirror for that! Want to check my door to make sure no one’s sneaking up on me? Mirror! Okay, maybe I’m just lazy.
The best part about being able to glance up at all of these knickknacks and things is that each one has a number of stories to tell. There’s the story of how I received each one (and I fully admit many of those tales are long forgotten), the story each one immediately brings to mind, and all of the stories they inspire or take part in after hours of staring at them. And, of course, sometimes they’re stubborn and won’t give me any ideas to work with.
That’s my basic writing area. It’s where I’m facing 90% of the time when I’m doing writerly things. However, I do get stuck. Some days, nothing in that little corner helps me. What do I do then? Well, I stop relying on the mirrors, and I turn around. What? You think my desk is the only interesting part of my room? You’re funny.
Posters, pictures, weapons, musical paraphernalia (up above the door). Ignore the nightstand. Dad hasn’t gotten around to making one of those, yet. But anyway, you can see how nowhere in my room is boring. I keep myself immersed in stories. Is that what a writer does? Oh, and if you’re noticing a severe lack of books, that’s because the spare room doubles as a library, so they’re all in there.
Up last, is the actual bed area. Definitely no magic going on there, but there’s even a lot of inspiration there, too.
So, that’s my writing space! What’s your workspace like? Are you like me, where you enjoy a ton of stimuli? Or do you prefer more of a blank canvas kind of space? Maybe you’re in between? Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook, or Twitter, or G+!