Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cold Places and Warm Spaces

I am currently stuck at a lodge in Park City (Utah) working on some meetings. I was supposed to head out today and right now the roads are a bit precarious, so I'm hanging out hoping things clear up a bit before I head back home.
In case you were wondering, it's cold (like, it's pretty and sunny outside now - a balmy 7 degrees). And snowy. But there are worse places to be stranded - just check out this view from my balcony:


It's definitely some inspiring surrounding and it actually got me thinking about my "writing space."

I don't have one. My writing space is basically wherever I happen to be sitting with my laptop, notebook and pen. And it has to be warm. Cold fingers don't type so well. I'm working on a warm writing space though. It has been added to our list of "Things To Do to Make Our House More Awesome." In the meantime, my writing space mobile.

Do you have a certain writing space that helps you keep on track, keeps you from quitting? Somewhere you go to hide? A room, a corner, a basement or maybe a cave? What do you keep around to make it "your" space and help you stay focused?

6 comments:

Nisa said...

That is an incredible view!

My laptop and I don't get along very well so I'm sort of stuck in one place when I write - on my desktop. It's not pretty, but it's mine. :D

My word verification is hyder. That sums it up. lol

Stephanie L. McGee said...

The winter storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. After that, before it gets dark, you should be safe to come down the canyon. Just take it slow.

As for a writing space, I usually write in my room with my music on. Nothing too special about it. It's really the only place where I can have my music on without having the earbuds in. And it works. It's away from most distractions. (Excepting only my pillow.)

ElanaJ said...

What a great picture! The only thing I need is a pair of headphones. I can turn on the music and I'm in my own world, my own zone. I read my stuff, revise, write, whatever. The world around me disappears. Which is why I can usually only write/edit at night after the family has gone to bed.

WindyA said...

Nisa - Yes. Hiding. Tough thing to do with a preschooler and a toddler roaming our joint. But I'm trying!

Stephanie - Thanks for the weather info! Music - yes!

Elana - Night. Music. Family in bed. Hmmm, we are so cut from the same cloth!

L.T. Elliot said...

I don't have a writing space, per se, but I do have things to help me stay in the writing mood. =]

Beautiful view! Hope your fingers warm up!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Great photograph! I'm in the middle of a blizzard today. Which is very exciting. I thought I would be able to go in my office and write all day, but I keep looking out all the windows. One of our neighbors has a drift that almost covers her back deck and over half of the patio door. It's pretty cool, but I don't have to shovel that pile....I can't see one side of my house. I'm a bit scared to open the garage doors and see my drifts...