Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Space of my Own

Today I decided to create a writing space somewhere in my home. That way I will have a spot to go to when I feel inspired. I don't have enough space to have a room to myself so I had to make do with what I did have.


I chose a corner in our living room. It's well lit, has windows surrounding, and is close to my books.


Of course this means I will be writing within the confines of a well lived room with television and all. This will be the challenge.


Here is a picture of what the corner looked like before I transformed it into a comfy writing space.

I have been reading articles and checking out blogs lately on how other writers feel about their writing space. So many are very much interested in having a space of their own for writing. Others don't really care as long as it's quiet and alone.


I'm a mother of a three year old as well as a fourteen year old. So being alone is a rarity. In fact some days the only private time I get (and I have to sneak to get it) is when I use the restroom. The idea of quiet is a laugh really, so why fight it any longer? I thought maybe if I centrally located myself in the home, right smack in the middle of things, put on some headphones and put my nose in my computer or notebook, maybe, just maybe, I might be left alone.


I know when I write I get in a zone so I know I must look busy! Right? My husband and teenager are bound to see this and think twice before approaching as well keeping the three year old busy for a bit. I see them looking at me often...thinking now doubt, "what could she be writing about?"..."Is it really necessary for me to interrupt her to ask where the bread is? Maybe I should open the fridge and look for it myself"...hmmm...(This is what I'm hoping for anyway).


So here is my new Writing Space. Bordeaux, my writing partner approved immediately.

Virginia there to watch over me. I love this picture of her. I have plenty of pens and pensils and books, notebooks and a few small items that make me comfortable.

(Mind you, I used what I had around...I may end up going to the store and picking up some small items to make an even more comfortable spot.)

Like I said this spot has great light, windows, and is close to my books.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. I linked it as a related post to my piece, The Write space: