Image via Pinterest’s Writing Spaces board.

Whenever I think of writing, I automatically think about my own writing space. Everyone who writes has their own place where their ideas flow in, a space where they can be alone with their creative thoughts. But every writer also has their own preferences for when they go to write, whether it be needing silence to get their thoughts down or listening to certain song lyrics. For each writer, doing these things allows them to write to the best of their ability. But not every writer does the same things.

Personally, I don’t really have my own writing space yet. This is because I’ve discovered I can write anywhere I go: in one of the comfy chairs at my old college’s library, my bed, on our living room couch, etc. Everywhere is susceptible for me to sit down and write. As long as I’m comfortable where I’m sitting, I can write.

But comfort isn’t the only thing I need in order to be in my own writing space. I also need to be in the right mental state of mind. For those who know me, I’m a really passionate person. This means I can be very emotional, which can be both good and bad when it comes to my writing. Sometimes, those emotions come out in a way I can safely write about them without a care in the world. However, they can also cripple my ability to write to where I just can’t do it, no matter how much I want to. I can sometimes use these emotions to write something good, but at the cost of feeling emotionally drained, not wanting to write anything more for a little while.

Whenever I really feel like writing, I’ll mentally feel the itch to write thoughts down. I’ll imagine myself at some location, either writing by hand or typing my thoughts out on my laptop. I’ll try and imagine what I’m writing about and make those words come to fruition. Whenever these itches occur, I try my best to write right afterwards because I know I’ll be able to do it. Otherwise, those words will fade from my mind into the dark.

While some people prefer silence in their writing space, I can write while listening to music AND write in silence. I don’t prefer one over the other because sometimes I can write and listen to music and sometimes I need silence to get my writing done. It all just depends on my state of mind and the environment around me which one I prefer at the time.

Every writer’s preferences are uniquely theirs. Every writer is unique in what they need to do in order to get their creative juices flowing.

The things I’ve mentioned above are what I need to be in my own writing space. The only thing really missing is just finding the right place for me to sit down and write. While this hasn’t been an issue for me just yet, I still hope one day I’ll have my own space. Because while being able to write anywhere I go is great, I still want my own little place to write. So the places I imagine myself writing will have to do until then.

What about you? Where do you go to write? And what do you need to be able to do to get your creative juices flowing?