Writing spacePosted: October 24, 2013 Filed under: On writing | Tags: real-estate, writing 7 Comments
My writing space is almost set up. I was adamant when I bought my new house that as well as a bedroom for me and one for my son, there’d be a third room I could use as a study.
My old house was big. It was four bedrooms, and had an L-shaped lounge. There, one of the bedrooms was a library, and the computer lived in one part of the lounge. It was good then, because if my toddler was playing in the lounge or watching TV I could watch him while attempting to write (or, more likely, playing on social media). I wrote both of my Isla books there, and most of Lucid Dreaming.
This place is smaller. But I have my study. I had to put one bookshelf in the lounge because they wouldn’t all fit (and a smaller one in the dining room — yes, I have a lot of bookshelves). But the other five, and my computer desk, all tuck away quite nicely into my study.
There’s a view of our courtyard, and beyond that of the local park. And the study is far enough away from the lounge room that as my son grows older I won’t have to listen to him watch TV or play Final Fantasy XXIII on the Playstation 7.
As you can tell, I love it. It’s no isolated cottage at the end of a winding path, surrounded by flower gardens, but I did alright. ❤
What’s your ideal writing environment?
I haven’t found mine, yet. My desk is on the living room, because it was that or the stinky basement, but there are too many distractions out here. I can write a blog post while someone is watching TV, but I can’t get my “proper” writing done very well, and I can just forget about editing. I think I need my own room, a quiet space where I can be comfortable but not distracted, where I can stick things to the walls that will encourage or inspire me, and where I can shut off the internet while I’m working.
Love your TBR shelf. Mine is overflowing, too. 🙂
Is there any way that you can reclaim the stinky basement and make it not stinky? It’s probably not ideal, but could it work?
I could try. I’m battling 4 litter boxes and a slight mold problem, but it might be worth it, even to set up a no-frills secondary work space.
Hmm, that’s a bit of a challenge yes. (I’m allergic to cats so the litter boxes alone would be a problem for me!)
Would you believe I’m building an office in the basement out of storage boxes and blankets? Anything for some space. 😉
My writing space is at one end of the dining room where we actually only rarely eat these days. My desk faces the window where I can see the trees at the end of our garden with the road to our cul de sac beyond with people coming and going. 🙂 And bookcases are essential. I have two tall ones which are crammed with books.
That sounds lovely. 🙂