I did it.
I finally did something that I should have done ages ago. I carved out a small space at the back of a storage room to where I have relocated my desk, my yellow reading chair and a small file cabinet. I also went out and bought a wooden room divider essentially announcing to the rest of the family that I’ve marked my territory. Stay away.
It’s my very own writer’s cave.
And I love it.
No one is allowed back there but me and Pippin – and, as a result, guess what? When I need to use a pen, I can now find it. There it is, right there where I left it (as opposed to practically anywhere in the house because someone felt free to take it.) When I want to use my stapler, my post-it notes, I now know that they will be there in the second drawer because that’s where I last put them.
I have my music set up, a white board listing the articles that are due, and there’s even room for my daily calendar to be out and opened so that I can see the full week’s to do lists at one glance.
It’s a bit chilly but not to worry, I have enough outlets to plug in my computer, music, and an electric shawl that warms my shoulders while I type. I’m ready to rock and roll.
It’s part of this writer’s renewed resolutions for 2013. You know the ones, be more organized, track things better, and put my butt in the chair more often – it’s the universal January cry of all writers everywhere. Well, I finally have my spot in which to write and while it might sound selfish of me to say that no one else is welcome here, it is what it is. With a dedicated spot, comes a sense of dedicated commitment.
In other words, if I have a desk to write at then I’ll write at that desk.
How about you? What are you doing to make sure that you can do your writing this new year?
Wendy Thomas is an award winning journalist, columnist, and blogger who believes that taking challenges in life will always lead to goodness. She is the mother of 6 funny and creative kids and it is her goal to teach them through stories and lessons.
Wendy’s current project involves writing about her family’s experiences with chickens (yes, chickens). (www.simplethrift.wordpress.com)
You’re welcome to visit, just be sure to knock first.