I know three authors who occasionally share pictures of their workspaces—two of them writing spaces, another a sewing room, since that author also sews historical costumes. Those pictures feed my feelings of housekeeping inferiority.
Perhaps that’s why I’ve spread my workspace over several locales. My writing space includes the following:
- My daughter’s old bedroom where I work on a folding table
- The banquette table of our motorhome
- Our dining room table
- A picnic table outside our motorhome
- A patio on our back or side patio
- A library table
- The living room sofa
- The family room sofa
- And—when I first started writing, a table in the garage.
And actually—don’t roll your eyes—the garage was a wonderful place to work. My sister fretted about the feng shui of the space, but we’ve had it drywalled and plastered and the floor coated, and the best thing about it is how hard it was for family members to interrupt me. I could hear people calling out “Where’s Mom?” but unless it was something spectacularly urgent, they generally solved their own problems instead of making the trek out to the garage.
Generally, any private workspace used by me looks similar to Albert Einstein’s desk. I couldn’t find a royalty-free picture, but you can check it out via the link. That’s true for my sewing also.
I’m no Albert Einstein, but I’ve embraced his philosophy:
Sorry folks. I’m a messy worker!
Hop along and see what my fellow MFRW Authors have to say on this topic.
Image is courtesy of Stencil