Welcome to my writing space :) This is where I like to write, and where I am able to concentrate best ... when it looks like this! Until yesterday it did not look like this. I should have taken a before picture, but I forgot. But rest assured that it was a completely horrendous mess of random bits of paper and receipts and carrier bags and leaflets and dead batteries and crisp packets and dried up pens and teaspoons and tiny broken toys and many books piled high. Bit by bit I am dejunking my house, and it is lovely. Greater peace of mind accompanies each newly tidied area, and now I am thinking that whoever said that we should forget about housework when we have children was completely mistaken! Tidy house equals nice and happy mummy! Tidy house equals a stronger inclination to play with the kiddoes! Tidy house seems to equal more hours in a day!
As you can see, I still have clutter on the shelves, but it's all necessary. I have quite a few treasures that I can't possibly throw away, because they make me happy, and precious people have given them to me. I have a small collection of perfectly round stones (a collection of two!) that James collects for me - wasn't that a clever way of ensuring that we don't bring half of the beach with us when we've been combing it? 'Only perfectly round stones please, nothing else will do boys.' ;) I also have a signed photo from Christopher Paolini which must be on display at all times, for inspiration.
Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Southern California) is an American novelist. He is best known as the author of theInheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and a currently untitled fourth book. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he wrote his first book.
But a tidy work area is essential to me for writing. Since tidying this tiny desk my book has miraculously come together in my head - coincidence? I think not! Onward....