Sunday, January 8, 2017

My Writing Space by Christa Tomlinson

Since I mucked out my work space today, I thought I'd share a few pics of it with you. I just moved into this apartment in October and I've had to make a few adjustments. In my old house, I had an entire room for my office. Now, I only have a dining area that I commandeered for writing. I thought it'd be hard to concentrate, since I wasn't behind a closed door like I'm used to. But once I have coffee in my belly and my headphones on blasting music (this week I'm all about the Yuri On Ice soundtrack), I'm in my own little writing world.

When I first moved in, I had plans for making my "office" into one of those Pinterest worthy spaces. You know what I mean, matching white furniture - with the desktop strangely devoid of any work, French bulletin boards with prettily patterned backgrounds, and elegant artwork. I got as far as the white furniture. Then I laughed and put up my Captain America art, crammed my glitter notebooks onto the bookcases and got to writing. My work space might not be Pinterest pretty, but it's mine and I love it.

 I'm something of a notebook hoarder. I can't stop buying them! But I at least put them to good use. Each story idea gets a binder and matching notebook. I record my thoughts there and when it's time to write that book I'm already organized and ready to go! #NerdLife

 This is Chunky. You can't see it, but there's a little space heater behind her. It's supposed to be for me to stay warm and toasty while writing. But the dogs are always laying in front of it, so I never get any of the warmth for myself. Poor me.

 This is as neat as you'll ever see my desk. I always laugh when I see those lovely pictures of desktops that are completely bare with the exception of a keyboard and monitor. Where are all the ink pens, empty coffee mugs, candy wrappers, and piles of paper? #WritersLife

Ah, bulletin boards. I love them, but can't hang one straight to save my life. Maybe my vision is crooked. Or I should stop being lazy and use a level...

And that's my work space! A warm (when there isn't a dog in front of the heater) and cozy little writing nook.  =)

P.S. Pop on over to my personal blog. I listed my Top Ten Reads of 2016 and I'm giving away a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate for one lucky reader. All you have to do is comment on that blog post with a book recommendation for me. Ends January 11th. Good luck!

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