Creating a space that you actually want to be in, is essential to your craft. After all, if you do not want to be in your office, how can you expect to get any work done. You can carry your laptop to the park with you, weather permitting. You could also sit in a favorite lawn chair by the pool or on the beach. These surroundings are not always realistic. The writer who works from home does just that, works from home. Your home office doesn’t have to
feel like work, though. Why not create a mini retreat for yourself. A home office that is your sanctuary. When you walk through that door, the world outside of it doesn’t exist. This is where your inspiration comes to life. This where you create. Trust me, it doesn’t need to take a lot of work or money. I converted the walk-in closet off of my bedroom into my office. Behind me, there is a wall of hangers and clothes. Who cares. They’re behind me. I can’t see them when I am at my computer. I keep it neat and organized so there is not the feeling of clutter, and I have ample space for my desk area. There is a corner of the room where I have the doggie bed set up, so even the little hairy guy has a place to nestle. As you can see I have notes, instructions, writing prompts, pictures, and anything else that may inspire me. I savor the cozy cottage ambiance of my home, so I played it up for my writing space. These are just my personal preferences. You can create your space to suit your personal style and needs. Go ahead, give it a try. Turn your home office (or any space) into an inviting area to work from.