My new writing space has inspired me to write more. What does your writing space look like?
Ronald Dahl wrote in a shed at the bottom of the garden.
As much as I enjoy listening to other writer’s journeys, I love nosing in their writing spaces.
A New Writing Space
As some may know, we are expecting a new arrival in November. Although the little one will start in with us, she will need her own room. For this reason, my study is now the babies room.
Even though I had a study, I have to admit a lot of my writing is carried out on the sofa with my family. I sometimes even get the odd helping hand.
My writing space has now been moved to a corner of my bedroom. The new space is small and tidy and I have everything I need, close hand. I took that tip from Jack Heimbignernew book — Productivity Success: A Proven Path to Take Control of Work and Find Freedom From Stress
The desk is my Grandmothers old writing desk. I remember as a child always being allowed to sit at it and colour. I fell in love with it at an early age. She always told me that one day it would be mine. I am excited to write at it.
The box at the top was made by my father. Initially, he made it as a jewellery box for me. I don’t have any jewellery, apart from what I wear. I have far more pens. It makes a beautiful stationery holder.
The draws are old cigar boxes, nothing like a little upcycling.
Now you are probably all wondering, how I made one room fit into a corner. To start with there was some serious decluttering needed. I am a hoarder, there is no need to keep every water bill.
I then fitted everything else into a couple of shelving units I put into the spare wardrobe. Now I have everything in the room that I need.
The only negative, I can’t get my comfy office chair to work in the space. That is the only negative, though. I am excited about using my new space. Strangely, it has re-ignited my passion for writing.
Now it’s your turn, I’m nosey show me your writing spaces, please.
Sam H Arnold is a writer and mother. Using her 25 years experience in teaching she offers coaching programs for writers. Stay in touch by joining her newsletter.