I always like to hear how other writers write. Lately I have seen where other writers do their work – a little nook in their backyard, an office, a café.
So here I present to you where I work. Wait for the drumroll. Yes, it’s a …
Yes, the very room where the Johansson family eat, argue, play cards and board games, also happens to be the very room where I write and study. I must say it’s an improvement from working in a caravan.
After complaining to management about my working conditions, I moved into the dining room. Here I have the creature comforts of air conditioning, easy access to tea making facilities, bathroom, a comfy chair in the lounge room and CD player.
I know it would make life easier if I had an office so that I can leave everything strewn around the room and close the door. As it is, I pack everything away before the kids come home from school. I know my work is done for the day, and I can put my ‘mum’ cap back on again.
The caravan may well become the designated area for my son when he’s older. He has his eye on the caravan, while I have my eye on his bedroom. It’s a fair exchange.
Images by Debbie Johansson.