I read this question that Kage gave us "Topic Tuesday" people. I c/p'd it into my "post ideas" file and then I re-read. Repeated the reading a few times.
Ideal? Hm. How do I answer that? First I don't think I can think of a singular "ideal." What I'm writing at any moment can and often does change what I want. While once upon a time, I had music lists made up dependent on what I was writing (male/male, male/female, femdom, female/female, non-BDSM, non-sexual, group etc), I tend to go buy artist more often now, especially using certain artists' radio stations on Pandora more for certain things I'm writing.
Specific room? Well there are times that I prefer to write in the thick of action (like in my armchair in my living room) or out somewhere I can people watch. Then there's other times that I want a location like my writing area in my basement, often not even online, because I want everyone to stay the heck away. And a view? Well that's totally messed. I hate looking outside windows- outside equals bad pain in my mind (allergic to the sun). Most often "not my snoring dog" would be a preferred view, if I have one.
Music is almost always a necessity for writing, at least any writing that I feel is good. Although if I've been stressed and writing hasn't happened, sometimes writing in a notebook in the middle of somewhere (like a gaming store with my Master and my teen often enough) with no music will be the thing to help me out of that.
Sometimes, writing some things, I want a creative partner there on Facebook or messenger who's up to brainstorming. Sometimes the ideas are all there in my brain and I just need good music, Master/teen to leave me alone, dog not snoring. Though sometimes if Master's left me alone for "too long," I can't write either.
I would really like an ottoman that's about an inch shorter than the one I have. I would love to have a second set of footy pajamas. I wish my armchair had just about another inch or two on either side of my body so my arms weren't pressed as tight against my sides.
Currently I find I'm listening most often to these artists' stations on Pandora: Rise Against, Depeche Mode, Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Deftones, and Nine Inch Nails. "Rise Against" tends to be a general sex scene station. "Depeche Mode" is for male/male, although too often the station becomes "all 80s" and then I'm listening to something else. Deftones and NIN tend to be for more heavily BDSM-related scenes, especially those including impact play and serious bondage. "Deftones" is often BDSM, but of a more varied effect. "Tori Amos" and "Ani Difranco" can be for female/female more commonly, however the later seems to play too many artists who I vent "she's only on this station because she's a she, not because she has anything else in common with Ani."
Too much natural light isn't good for writing for me; it makes me cross.
I always need a table near me to hold stuff. There's always tons of stuff. Notes, pictures, diagrams, books I'm reading, books I want to read. Snacks, drinks.
Yeah, always. There are few always or ideals when I'm writing. The biggest one? The freedom to change what I want to change when I need to change it.