What do most writers keep in their writing area? I have seen photos online of the offices of other writers and most are neat, with a few books in neat bookcases and a computer/laptop on the desk. Personally, I think these photos are either staged or taken after a thorough cleaning because the writers on Facebook who describe their nooks and offices seem to follow my own messy regime. However, I am beginning to believe mine is by far the one most in need of purging.
At times entering my “nook” can be a bit scary. Stacks of books, stacks of papers, a few trinkets here and there and some pictures scattered about that are useful in character development. I have research papers on my genealogy stacked in there as well…and a few personal photos that I need to scan into my archive.
Every few months I wage a campaign to clean this room. Sometimes it nears total completion..although more likely than not either Facebook or my WIP or a genealogy tip win out in the end and the cleaning urges go away!
I love my nook, and I am pledging again to get it into shape. This is my own little space…and where I love to write…and when it gets to the point where I can’t write for worrying about those stacks of papers and books and stuff…it is time to get organized again so my mind doesn’t wonder from writing to cleaning! Crazy!!
I’ll be wading in this weekend…hope to finally complete it,