Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Creative Spaces


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  1. Ah, that is an interesting topic. (NaNo Sanctum, lol.)

    I'm surprised that you like the lights low when you write. I generally like to be in a bright, open environment!

    I've often thought that I would like some kind of a Minority-Report style, wall-sized computer display... reminiscent of doing math on a blackboard. I like to be moving when I'm thinking and writing – maybe even outdoors – but that clashes with my need to have the full editing capacity of a computer.

    I also think the coffee shop environment would be nice, but writing on a laptop annoys me because I'm spoiled by having two screens on my desktop computer, and I miss the full keyboard. I still can't decide if I want a tiny laptop, that can go anywhere with me, so that I'm able to write all the time... or a huge workstation laptop that offers almost every benefit of being at home.

    Anyway, props for painting such a warm and inviting picture. It sounds like a really nice place to be. I especially identify with the way that you need to be relaxed and unhurried to really enjoy the writing process. It's such a wonderful feeling to do something fulfilling without any pressure to do it quickly.

    Ooh. And I like music when I write as well.

    1. Thanks! I felt like I was running low on topics, so I searched for possible topics that other writers talk about and there was one that suggested talking about work spaces. I thought that would be a nice one to describe, especially since it seems like I'm always writing these entries the day they are "due!"

      Low lights make me think of candles and reading under the covers with a flashlight. The former makes me feel calm, relaxed, and pampered while the latter makes me feel childishly gleeful. I prefer small, warm pools of light to harsh overheads. (That's why at night my living room has three or four of the smaller lights on around the room rather than turning on the overheads on the fan.)

      Yes, writing outside is great when the weather is good. That's why I got my Dana so I can type outside when I want, but then can bring it back inside to the computer for final editing and printing. Fewer distractions than a laptop, and far lighter. Yep, two screens have spoiled you.

      Thanks! Rereading my description actually is making me want to write...although I'm currently torn between a desire to write and a desire to sleep. Not sure which is going to win...

      Hooray for music! And thanks for reading. ^_^