Spaces

Spaces serve many functions. I’ve used twelve by the end of this sentence! And that’s not counting the one I’m sitting in, or the space in my brain where the neurons are firing across the synapse (or something like that).

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My summer writing space (when it’s not 99).

My summer writing space (when it’s not 99).

For the purpose of this post, I’m talking about writing spaces. I have a somewhat dedicated writing space, but I can’t seem to make it functional. It’s in our basement, with one small, tiny window that stays covered because on the outside, it’s where our garbage cans fit- plus, no light gets through anyway. It’s also the teenagers’ space, and their friends. The only space we have a TV, and our Xbox. So it’s not always quiet. My desk also houses our printer. And takes up some of the space. Maybe it’s me, maybe I don’t want to sit at a desk and write on my iPad. Maybe that’s why I avoid my typewriter for some poetry. Maybe it’s because, when it’s warm, my writing space it outside.

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This is my writing space, for now. And I need to make it better than it is. The basement is multi functional., as I said. The old kids’ space is directly to my left (like the card catalogue?). Lots of shelves for books, Lego figures and ships we still have, and some Star Wars stuff from my childhood, and my son’s as well. Some steins, figures, and lots of photos. Maybe I just need to sit down there and think about what I want that space to be, and make it so. I have a carpet over the cement floor, a nice chair, and really do have plenty of space, shelving, and organizational objects to help. I just need to make it mine.

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BUT, it you have any thoughts and ideas, please throw them my way in the comments below!