Where do you write? You don’t have to rent an office. You can write anywhere! It doesn’t have to be formal or fancy.
But it’s not state-of-the-art. I work on a scuffed up oak desk – built in the days of solid wood and it weighs a ton. My mother used to own an auction gallery and the desk once stood in her office with a matching credenza (I have it too). Certainly, you wouldn’t find this furniture in a penthouse office suite. But folks, they just don’t craft furniture this well anymore! For that reason (and for the memory factor) I love it and it’s part of my workspace.
As for the rest of the décor, it’s a hodgepodge of framed artwork and other memorabilia. On the bulletin board, I have pictures of friends and family –including my precious grandchildren. I’ve tacked up silk flowers from weddings and Bible verses that help to keep my thoughts on Christ.
I must admit that sometimes my health issues get in the way of my ability to sit in my office and work. When that’s the case and still the deadline looms, I go to office #2….and everyone’s got one (an office #2, that is).
The question to consider when selecting a workspace is, where do you feel the most creative? At the kitchen table near the window so you have a view of your garden? In the corner of the living room? At the dining room table?
Not exactly the hoity-toity environment you'd imagine for a famous poet, is it? But it worked for him.
What works for you? Where's your favorite workspace?
Please leave a comment and let me know. And have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!
**A version of this article is printed in Christian Fiction Online Magazine and my column "Ask Andrea."