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.