The need for two creative workspaces

by kalbzayn on May 8, 2007

When working on your stories or other projects, do you find yourself bogged down in the specifics? Do you have trouble with thinking freely or abstractly?

If so, the reason is probably your low ceiling. If the answer was no, then you probably have a nice high ceiling which means you have trouble focusing on the specifics.

But, what if you need to focus on both the big picture and the tight details? Is a 9 foot ceiling the way to go? Do you need two offices with different ceiling heights?

I’m just guessing, but I would say that you can keep your office with the 8 foot ceiling for getting down with the nitty gritty and when you need to reach for the clouds for the abstract…just head outside and sit under the clouds.

For those of us that live in areas that actually have seasons, you might want to do most of your abstract work in the summer and your detail work in the winter.

I’ve never really thought about any of this before, but I do know that I have a much easier time brainstorming at a coffee shop or library and doing the actual grunt work at home. Maybe there is something to this ceiling height thing.


bonnie May 8, 2007 at 12:38 pm

I always find that it’s easier to work on the second project that’s due rather than the first. And though I appreciate the appeal of working outside, I always seem to pick the windiest days to venture out. That makes it really hard to get stuff down on paper.

kalbzayn May 8, 2007 at 8:36 pm

I have trouble with the wind, too. I really hate eating outside. I’ll stick to the coffee shops for writing and doodling. Although, the music last night at Barnes & Noble sucked so badly that I almost left.

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