This is my writing space. It's calming, packed with antiques and comfortable. I've always loved sitting here, knowing that every inch of this little nook will inspire internal thought.
The problem of course is that my internal thought, while reclining on my lovely hand carved chair, is more often centered on what decorator item I might add to the spot and my home in general instead of imagining romantic plots.
So what's wrong with this picture?
Basically this is an image of what your work space should NOT look like.
There are no colorful POST ITS tacked to the wall, scrawled with story ideas, character bio's or Editor emails. There are no easily accessible book shelves boasting a dictionary, thesaurus or any writer's help manuals.(The cute leopard print container, by the way, holds decorating magazines) There are no story boards or beneficial character collages any where in sight.
There's just a nicely decorated 1950's desk positioned beneath a collection of antique clocks, a 30's fan and some delicate French porcelain.
So I might be a contender for a spread in HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine, but I have yet to be recruited by HARLEQUIN or AVON books.
And isn't that the whole point for a writer's work space after all?
After a first hand look at my blog sister's work spaces I have decided to add a new goal to my 2010 list.
Get my office on track.
My writing track that is.
And then next year I can reveal a different nook, one that's carefully cluttered with the implements of my trade, filled with the inspiration I need to create readable works of romance.
I'd like to believe that romance reader's might benefit from my love of story telling far more than my compulsively neat and carefully decorated house.
Have a brilliant day and keep writing!!