A while back, Cedar and I were chatting about the issues of setting up a new household, and she grumped at me that her brain wanted a desk to write at. Which was ridiculous, because it wasn’t necessary to have a desk to write. ..And I had to laugh, because what the backbrain wants has nothing to do with logic, and everything to do with the environment that makes it comfortable and productive.
After all, I can’t write in Microsoft Word, because it locks me up hard. Too many years of reports and bosses and professors before that. So I write in notepad, because my brain is happy that I’m “letting off steam and not doing Real Work”, and lets the words flow. And then there’s the walking treadmill desk. It’s incredibly hard to write action scenes, or scenes on the move, while sitting down. But if I’m up and moving, it becomes easier.
No, I don’t need a treadmill desk to write words on paper or screen. Except… except when the muse insists I do?
What are your writing setups? Does it vary by action or reaction scenes, or any other rhyme or reason?