Ever since learning about Laurie Halse Anderson's beautiful writing cottage, I've dreamed about having my own little separate place for writing. It doesn't have to be big, and it can be all of ten feet away from my house. What I want is the chance to physically step away from everything that isn't about creating--even if it's only fifteen steps.
Don't get me wrong; I know how lucky I am to have my own writing space, with a door. But a girl can dream of more.
I'd have an enormously long desk in my writing hut, built into a wall--at least ten feet long, and deep, with lots of room to spread out marked-up pages and manuscript. There would be plenty of light, but it would be cozy, too. Ideally there'd be a fireplace--realistically it would be gas, or even just a little fake one that lights up and doesn't warm anything else up. I would cover one wall in whiteboard paint (like IdeaPaint) so I could scrawl all my ideas and not have to keep photographing and erasing when new ones bubble up. And of course there would be bookcases, tucked into every free place.
My creative friend Jennifer Byrne, of live.create.play, recently told me about two places that sell free-standing artist studios. Summerwood offers kits and floorplans of gorgeous permanent studios. Or go to Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and get your own studio (or entire home!) on wheels.
If you get one, can I come visit? Just for a week or two...