Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday- Writing Space

It's important to have a space, no matter how small, designated to writing. Mine isn't much -- a desk in my bedroom -- but it is my space that nobody else touches. Everyone's needs are different, but these are the basic essentials I keep at hand when I write.

  1. Pictures- I like pictures, I have them everywhere, so naturally they're on my desk too.
  2. Caffeine- We all know caffeine, in whatever form, is a writer's lifeblood.
  3. Books- When I'm feeling blocked, I read. It helps grease the wheels and get me back on track.
  4. Kiddo Cup- Well, obviously if you don't have kiddo's you wouldn't need this. But it keeps him outta my hair.
  5. Computer- Duh.
  6. Kiddo Stuff- Again, keeps him out of my hair.
  7. Baby Monitor- So you can kick the kids OUT. :)
  8. Note Pads- For scribbling ideas, outlines, whatever.
  9. Conference Funds- Like my pretty jar? I'm a visual saver. With it staring at me every day, I feed it much more frequently to make it stop yelling at me. Plus it's a little additional motivation to work harder and longer to be ready for the next conference.
  10. Calendar- You can't see mine here, but it's hanging on the wall. Write firm deadlines on your calendar to keep you motivated!

And that, my lovelies, is my writing space! Is there anything I don't have in my space that you have in yours?

And an essential for my writing space on any Tipsy Tuesday would be a glass of Moscato wine, my favorite. It's light, sweet, and only slightly bubbly. Mmmm. Make sure it is nice and cold before you pop the cork. A delightful treat.

But, make sure it's Italian. Domestic Moscato just isn't the same.


The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

So that's where the magic happens... Love it! :)

Erinn said...

My desk doesn't look nearly as neat and I have to share a space with my hubby who watches TV while he works.

Urgh. It's really a miracle I get anything done at all.

Pam Harris said...

Wow. My desk looks like a tornado hit it, so I plop down on the couch and write. Maybe I should organize it like yours. I moved so I can have an extra room for an office and now I don't use it! :)

Abby Stevens said...

I am lucky enough to have an entire office basically to myself (since I work during the day while my husband is at work), but mine is soooo disorganized. Which is funny, since I'm generally extremely organized. I've got to do a major overhaul sometime soon. :) You've inspired me!

Renae said...

Oh, how I would love to have a space all of my own! We are working on it. For now its wherever I sit with the laptop. Yours looks wonderful!

Holly Dodson said...

Don't worry guys, it doesn't always look so clean! lol

Mohamed Mughal said...

I noticed: no phone. Is that by design?