As a lawyer in real life, I spend long hours at a desk doing a lot of legal writing. I started writing as a way to get out of my lawyer head for a little while and just play, so I work hard to keep my novel writing separate from my legal career. The weekdays (and nights) are reserved for legal work, while most weekends are reserved for my stories. When I sit down to write, I don't want it to feel like work. So I don't write at a desk. Ever.
This week though, my writing space has expanded even further. My current project takes place in New York, and I spent a few days visiting some of the locations where my scenes take place. Armed with a camera and a small note pad, I started documenting sights, smells, and people, catching little snippets of detail that will make it into some of my pages. I've never researched a place in this way, and I have to say that it energized my writing in ways I never expected.
I loved this guerilla style of writing. Finding snippets of people, places and images that were far more interesting than anything I could imagine on my own. So it looks like my writing space has just gotten significantly larger.
Look out world. Have camera, notebook and laptop, will travel.