A recent post by Lisey McGrath got me thinking. She asked: 'If you could make your own writing space without realistic constraints (i.e., money, time-space continuums, physics) what would it look like?' You can see her answer here - http://liseystardust.livejournal.com/21376.html
Now I have been thinking about this and I think my answer is fairly boring but nonetheless, it is my answer.
I would like a warm room somewhere with lots of books. Books inspire me and the sight of row after row of books is beautiful to me. I guess because I would love to have books I have written up there. The warmth could come from an open fire. One that obviously lights/extinguishes itself when needed and the wood supply just appears without any effort on my part.
I would like a big wooden desk, fairly old fashioned I think with drawers. One which locks so top secret things can be kept in it. A comfy chair is a must! In my current flat I don't really have anywhere comfortable to sit. I have a hard kitchen chair to sit on as I write. For when I want to change location in the room I also would like a rocking chair, a windowseat and a comfy armchair like this:
I would like wooden floors and really comfy slippers.
I would also like a really good nosey-persons view. Something that overlooks a busy highstreet or something as people watching is possibly my favourite thing in the world.
I would also like a chain coffee store (preferably a Costa or Caffe Nero, hell why not both!) nearby as I love coffee shops where you can spend time and not get rushed out. I love their hot chocolates. Yum. In the magic writing room I would like really yummy snacks such as crisps and biscuits but they don't make you gain weight and also a selection of drinks available at all times.
I would need a television with a DVD player and a CD player as I always need some kind of background noise.
I would love a whole cupboard of stationary. Files, notebooks of every description, post its and every type of pen known to man. I would like a laptop and printer that never needs new ink.
I would love this magic writing room. What would your dream writing location be?