I'm bouncing with joy here! I've got a new space in my house that's perfect for writing EVEN with a houseful of people!
Here's some background on why this needed to be done. I was trying to get some edits done, I had edits for two different stories at two different publishers, both due NOW and a synopsis to write as well. Well, the kids were out of school, I forget why, and so there were other kids who ended up staying over too. By the end of that day I was frazzled, frustrated and realized this can and will happen again unless I take action and do something to change the situation.
First, I don't like the idea that my kids can't have friends over just because I have work to do. So, my husband and I brainstormed. We realized I needed a space of my own, where I could close a door and shut out the noise and get some writing/editing done. We have a small house though, finding 'me' space wasn't really easy. We figured the only spot was in our bedroom. I had to do some reorganizing, but we worked it out and knew where I'd put a desk. Next problem. We don't want to spend $300 or more on a new desk, one that I plan to only use on weekends, etc. So, my husband being the clever guy he is, remembered some glass shelves he still had up at his mom's house. He'd saved all this glass from an old dept. store he used to work at years ago. Now we had the surface of the desk, it was just a matter of pulling it all together.
Tada! My private little haven!
The chair is my old desk chair. My husband and kids bought me a new one for Christmas. Glad we saved the old one! The laptop is perfect in here, because my daughters can still unplug it and bring it out to the couch if they want. The little salt rock light is supposed to release positive ions, a gift from my mother. Although you can't tell from a picture, my husband found a nature cd and the room is filled with the sounds of the outdoors. Best of all, it's a few feet from the bed, so if I need inspiration....hehe.
On the weekends I close the door and it becomes the perfect space to create!