Let me start by saying I know how blessed I am to have an office. Not a closet. Not a dining room table. An actual office to call my own. For years DH and I shared an office and I really enjoyed it. But over time our office moved around. We moved from the bonus room to a larger room in the basement (unfinished room, btw) because we thought it would save us on air conditioning and heat. That was only partly true.
Worse, I had do deal with things like spiders. Eek. And no real walls or outlets. Major pain. But it was quiet. Usually. A little too quiet some days. And too noisy the next. I didn’t much like being at the back of the house. So I made the decision to move back to the bonus room, which was at this point, our home gym. I use that last word loosely. The room did have several pieces of gym equipment.
I started by setting up a folding table in the middle of the mostly empty room. And I decided to build myself an office from the ground up, so to speak. Rather than rush it, I let things change over time. But I thought a lot about how I wanted the room to function and feel. It was then I realized I’d fallen into Feng Shui.
I love it. It makes so much sense now that I’ve embraced it (without really knowing it, btw.)
I also created an inspiration board, a collage for those of you writers who make them for your books & characters. That’s just the start. Stay tuned for the journey to a Writer’s Office.
If you’re interested in where other writers write, check out this post over at The Kill Zone.