Day 22: Set Up a Writing Space

(Day 22) Your Writing SpaceYou might be wondering why it took me so long to get around to this one.

It’s simple: you needed to build your writing habit first.

You’ve been writing everyday for 21 days. First–yes. You are a rock star! I’m so proud of you.

You’ve officially been writing everyday for long enough to officially have built a habit. You know. According to the people who decide these things. Scientists or something.

I hope that you’re starting to feel like a writer, down deep in your bones.

Because you’re going to set up a space to do your writing today.

Here’s where I write (officially.) It’s a corner of my den, next to my dining room.

Week 12 of 52 Weeks of C.H.a.O.s is all about decluttering the other room. You know where it is. The place where you dump stuff.

I wish that I had an office, because it can be seriously chaotic trying to write in a house that’s as full of people as mine is. In fact, I often end up writing in my bedroom with a lap desk so that I can close the door.

When we first moved to Reno we lived in a tiny apartment–me, Kevin, and three kids in about 800 feet. That’s where I got into the habit of writing with a lap desk sitting on my bed.

All of that to say: writing on your bed with a lap desk counts as a writing space.

Writing at your kitchen table counts.

On your couch with a TV table counts.

Starbucks counts.

An office inside or outside of your house counts.

All I want you to do today is think about where your space is. Claim it. Own it.

And think about what you need to transform where ever that space is into your writing space. For me that includes: good pens, cheap notebooks, a computer, a yellow candle, and warm feet.

ASSIGNMENT 22

Where is your writing space? What do you need around you to make a space your writing space? Come over to Facebook today and share with us.

 

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