I’ve just been reading an article in a writing magazine about the spaces in which people write and whether they think it’s important to have a separate place to write.
Annoyingly, my bedroom is my office, dining room, living room etc etc ad infinitum. And it’s blooming tiny! I can just about fit my bed, desk and tv etc in, but it’s a serious struggle. Kids, don’t move out of your parent’s home, because if you do, they’ll give your room to your younger brother and you get the crappy little box room. Rant over.
Anyhoo, I’ve added some pictures to show you how hard it is to fit everything in…but I manage. It’s not ideal for writing in due to the lack of space. I can’t spread things out like I need to as my desk barely fits my laptop on it, and my bed is often a desk/dinner table/work space. As I am currently on a bookmark making spree, it makes things even worse as I think have a laminator, guillotine and a thousand pieces of paper to contend with. I’m thinking of starting a charity appeal for a bigger space! (I’m kidding) ‘Writers all over the world are having to try to write in the most adverse conditions. YOU can change this. For just £2 a month, you could buy a writer a bigger desk, a better laptop or a printer that isn’t useless. Please, give generously…’ Lol.
So, here is my room. I thought you might all get a giggle from how ridiculous it is and get rid of any preconceived ideas that being a writer is remotely glamorous or sexy. It’s not even close to either. Maybe that changes when you get published. Maybe one day I’ll be able to afford to move out of the ‘rents spare room and actually have a HOUSE! Or not. We shall see.
Love and Hugs
I am stood right against the door to take this, just about everything I own has to be shoverd under the tiny (not quite single as it’s so small) bed.
The view from my bed. The box is over the stairs so thankfully there is somewhere to put my tv etc.
Awful corner desk! Filing cabinet (that holds my millions of rejections) is also used as a printer stand/vanity unit and general dumping area.
So where do you write if you’re so inclined? x