The Write Environment: Having a Room of One’s Own.

Squee!  For me, so far, 2012 has gone off to a terrific start.  I have gone upmarket – I finally have myself a study.  It has been almost fifteen years since I have had a room to call my own; a luxury I have not known since having two children.  Master 13 now occupies the caravan that I once tried using as a study, with little success.  His room has become mine at last!  (Notice the nice big comfy chair I got for Christmas.  I’m sure you’ll also notice the Buzz Lightyear curtains and bare walls – so as you can tell, yes, this is still a work in progress). 🙂

I’m finding the advantages of having a room of one’s own includes:-

  • A place to keep everything together, instead of scattered throughout various rooms in the house, making it easier to find things and therefore making it less time consuming.
  • You can leave papers and/or the laptop all over the desk and just close the door at the end of the day, ready to begin work the next time.
  • It’s more convenient when you have trouble sleeping during the night – everything is set up and there is less chance of disturbing the rest of the house.
  • Having a more comfortable chair in which to sit in during those long hours.
  • Your choice of music can be played within easy reach – as often and as loud as your muse dictates.
  • It sounds more professional; it gives the feeling that I’m taking my writing more seriously.

How has 2012 begun for you and your writing career?  Do you have a room you call your own?

Image by Debbie Johansson.

10 thoughts on “The Write Environment: Having a Room of One’s Own.

  1. Your office looks great. I have a mini office in the corner of the playroom, but I couldn’t live without my hubby’s playbook, since my 3 yr old is all over the house.

    1. Debbie Johansson 10/01/2012 — 9:18 am

      Hi Catherine. Oh yes, I know all about those days! My husband occupies the desk next to mine and as he is a ‘gamer’, it can get a bit distracting at times. Just as well I do the vast majority of my writing and studies during the day while he’s a work! Thanks for sharing – I hope you’ll get an office soon. 🙂

  2. I think you should keep the Buzz Lightyear curtains. Whimsy!

    1. Debbie Johansson 12/01/2012 — 5:59 am

      LOL! Thanks Lesann, I’ll give it some thought. 😉

  3. Congratulations on a room of your own! May it be a place of creativity and joy for you.

    1. Debbie Johansson 16/01/2012 — 5:13 am

      Thanks so much Beth. I’m looking forward to many years of happy creativity and productivity. 🙂

  4. Oh the envy… a room of my own. Can’t even lay claim to that title for my ensuite (child invades that at will) I do have what they call a cosy nook in real estate terms. It’s delightfully freezing in winter and so hot my toes sweat in summer. But it is slowly becoming personalised (I have my own writer’s clock and flower pen) so there is hope yet. Thoughts don’t need much space I guess; less than coffee mugs at least but good on you for finding yours…space that is. 2012 may have started Deb but that writing career…well there’s always next month…

  5. Debbie Johansson 26/01/2012 — 10:15 pm

    Hi Dimity, good to hear from you. A cosy nook doesn’t sound too bad, I guess. I used to be spread out all over our dining room table on and off for the past fifteen years, so over time, I would have all my stuff spread out in about three different rooms. And as for that writing career, well it may be off to a slow start, but I’d like to think it’s heading in the right direction. 😉

    1. I’m pleased to hear that you are on track and heading forward.Just retweeted a nice thought: ‘mistakes are proof you are trying’. So as long as we are attempting to reach our goals, I guess we are making winning steps.

  6. Debbie Johansson 27/01/2012 — 9:56 pm

    I like that quote Dimity, it’s so true. I’m still a firm believer in ‘slow and steady wins the race’. We’ll get there together eventually I’m sure as long as we keep trying and stay positive. Thanks for posting. 🙂

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