Day 23: Where I Write

I have a dream writing space.  It’s a spacious white room with colorful paintings, prints, and decorations.  There are several floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with books from many different subjects but mostly about writing.  There are 2 large windows, 1 a bay window and the other has my desk sitting in front of it.  It looks out over an open field full of wildflowers.  My desk is white with nothing but my laptop, my planner, a notebook and pens on it.  Where do I currently write?  It’s my former fairly tiny crowded craft room.  It does have 2 large windows though with nice views…lots of trees but no wildflowers.  I had to pack up all of my craft materials to make room for my laptop, some books, and notebooks.  I do all of my writing in here but I also do my meetings online for my creativity group, writing incubator and Sunday Night Writing Group as well.  I’ve labeled this my New Orleans room.  I love New Orleans.  My husband and I loved it there so much that we married at the Hotel St. Louis in the French Quarter in December of 1996.  I have masks, pictures, signs, beads, and barware that remind me of NOLA.  It’s painted dove gray with bright red trim.  I wish I had a bigger area but I don’t want to get rid of all of my crafting supplies, tools, and equipment.  Maybe when, notice that I didn’t say if, my writing takes off and it becomes an even bigger part of my life, I’ll get rid of some, if not all of it.  We’ll see.  I’m a bit of a hoarder at heart, I guess.  I’m comfortable with all of my familiar things around me.  The nice thing about my little room is that it’s pretty isolated within the house.  There are 3 ways to get in here…through the master bathroom, which is mine, a door from the living room that is now blocked with my craft supplies and from the backyard.  I come in here and I’m away from the noise and chaos that sometimes comes with having 3 dogs and 5 cats.  My husband can make a noise and I might just barely hear it.  So it’s great in that way.  I’ve made it mine and I love it.  But I’m still going to aim for my dream writing room but if it never happens, I’m fine with that because we can write anywhere.  Some places are better than others but if we have a laptop or a pad of paper and pens, we can write.  Where do you write?  What does your dream writing area look like?  Don’t forget to make that dream room part of your dream writing future.  Flesh your dream out.  Make it as real as you can.  That’s how you make them real.       


About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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1 Response to Day 23: Where I Write

  1. My favorite place to write for the SNWG was my guest bedroom because it has the best wifi service. My favorite place to journal is snuggling on my couch or on the swing outside in warm weather. My favorite place to write on my laptop is on my bed. And yet I feel I do not spend enough time writing. So glad you have a happy space.


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