This year I am writing a novel.
Google defines atmosphere as “the pervading tone or mood of a place, situation, or work of art.”
The pervading mood of a place is where my thoughts are this week. In particular I am thinking about my writing space. I do not have a separate space in my house dedicated for writing and thins isn’t a problem when I am home alone to write but let’s be realistic. I am a working mother of two school aged children and I have a dog and a husband running around the house as well. Oh, and for some reason I have a cell phone and a landline! What am I saying, you ask? Well, I am saying that uninterrupted writing time is next to non-existent.
I would love a little space that I could go into and hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the closed door. Just a little space that I could organize to reflect a lovely little writing zone. I am often inspired by pictures online that show a closet that has been transformed into a writing space. I found the first image at mycustomcloset.com and the second can be credited to withlovestephanie.com.
For, now though this is where I write:
I used to sit at the end of the table shown in the above image so that I was surrounded by the windows and facing into the interior of my house. However, I decided to switch ends of the table so my back is now to the activity of the house and the view is great for staring into while I search my brain for inspiration.
Do you have a dedicated writing space? Perhaps it isn’t even in your home. Perhaps you go to a local coffee shop, library, park or mall.
By Shari Marshall – 2021