You may remember that back on June 6 I posted about my task to get back on track with my writing and to start putting together a do-able schedule to ensure that I could have time to write and to balance my other duties as a wife, mother, attorney and friend. So, I read this book:
It was enlightening and helped me focus on my writing style and a realistic set of goals for myself. I’m an “after-hours/any time opportunity” writer – meaning that I write when everyone else is down for the night and also when I can snatch time during the day. So, I’ve a whole new set of goals and a schedule posted on the fridge and it appears to be working. I’ve met and exceeded my daily word count of 1000 words for the past two weeks and it feels great!
So, the next thing I need to tackle is where I write. Right now it is anywhere I can grab a quiet place and take the laptop. Usually that’s the sofa in the sitting area in my master suite or down in the “grown-up” living room. But, my husband pointed out that I need a dedicated space where I can go and know that it’s “writing time” – what a guy, right? (Actually, he said, “I’m tired of watching you wander around the house like a homeless Stephen King.”)
So, we have new project – Operation Bestseller (catchy, huh?). We’ve identified the location and what we need to do get there. Here’s the location:
That’s my closet. It is 19 feet long – yep, you read that right. It is the result of adding a third bay to the garage when we built the house and the last 8 feet is going to my new writing space. It will have a small lounge chair, bookshelves and PRIVACY. Aaahhh . . .
And – here is the change:
A closer view. I opted not to have a desk – it felt too much like being on the day job.
I track contests, deadlines and plots on this board:
My wall of inspiration:
Inspiration up close:
I made this – isn’t it cute?
I already need another bookshelf. These are black cubicles from Target.
Part of my Harlequin Blaze collection:
I can feel the creative juices flowing just thinking about it! It so quiet and secluded and I can go in there and focus – What. A. Concept.
Where do you write? Do you have a special place?