Music, pictures, symbols. I think most important is that I've built a sanctuary for myself. Wherever I am and wherever I'll be, I'll always have a place that's mine to relax and feel safe in. That's the most important part. For a while, it was just being able to lock my door and not worry about being interrupted. Before that, it was knowing that I could stay awake long after everyone else was asleep and I could achieve that feeling of being truly alone and with myself.
I love listening to music when I write, and wearing a baseball cap too. I have four that I choose from now, I used to have my clemson one. But that old one has been retired, now I have my Nebraska Huskers, USF, Penguins, and my new Purple Clemson hat!! Music ranges from country to hard rock to different off the wall things!
Good people and coffee.
Inspirational items that remind me of the place or characters of my story. Lots of notes and clippings.
My dog! He's a cavalier king charles spaniel and I always feel better when i'm with him. he has the greatest energy and he's a love bug.
Food and water. Anything else is a distraction.
Sometimes noise, sometimes quite. But whatever, it must be only MY space.
Diet Coke and cigarettes
I like to have a neat work area, if it's a mess, I'm a mess. I do have a few things that I like to have around me when I write, my ipod for one. My kids always give me pictures to put up, and I have my first NaNoWriMo winners certificate up as well, that helps keep the motivation going. I have no doubt that I will have more things I will find a long the way to add to it all.
Silence, the sound of wind chimes outside, but usually just quiet, a bunch of pens, several notebooks, and my laptop.
Nothing special.Just a quiet corner with my lap top.(Used to be a note book )