Many writers believe it is important to have a “special space” in which to write. This “space” must be quiet and peaceful. This “space” must provide the writer with an ideal location in which to, well, write.
Recently, I rearranged my bedroom, and sold some of my older furniture, including my large cherry wood desk. I truly loved this desk, and it was tough for me to let it go. In it’s place I now have a vintage white desk that is significantly smaller. So instead of writing at my desk, lately I have been writing in my new armchair, which is also a swivel/rocker. (Does it get any better than that?)
I sit in this chair with my laptop in my lap and write until my heart is content.
I came home from school today, however, and found that my chair was missing. The books I had piled behind it (this chair doubled as a “reading space” as well) remained.
The chair is currently being re-upholstered. It could be gone for weeks.
Oh, the horror.
My first thought: I won’t write until it’s back.
My second: That’s silly.
Yes, it’s important to have a “space,” and I am a firm believer in having a “space,” but it’s time to realize that if I’d like to be a serious author, I need to learn how to write anytime, anyplace.