I’ve been thinking about the importance of writing space since running Emma Burcart’s guest post last week.
While I don’t have a writing room of my own, we’re turning the basement workshop into a family office. The final major piece was sealing the concrete floor, which happened Monday. I think it looks a little like marble. My daughter says it’s more like ice. (She proceeded to ice skate around in circles between the wood beams.)
Other than moving the furniture back in, we still have to add throw rugs, window treatments, bookshelves and baseboard molding.
My corner will feature a massive desk and a filing cabinet. I’ll hang a beautiful etching by the artist Betty MacDonald featuring a woman with bird’s nests in her hair. It’s one of my favorite pieces of art, and it reminds me of the crows in my first finished novel.
I’ll have to decide how else to dedicate my space to writing. Perhaps I’ll hang my Hero’s Journey map on the wall. Or put up some fun quotes. I’m sure I’ll continue to write at the kitchen table while the kids sleep, but I look forward to having a dedicated writing space in the house.
Do you have a writing room? Or a writing corner? How have you personalized your space?