Posted by: Jodi | May 2, 2011

My New Writing Space

With our recent basement project finished I finally have a writing space I can call my own.  The space I used before also doubled as the kids playroom as well as the central dumping ground for things we didn’t know what to do with.  It was cluttered and frantic at the best of times.  Even when the kids were asleep there was too much visual noise including recent preschool art projects on my desk and toys underfoot.  Now the kids have their own space and I have mine.

Before the big move I spent hours trying to figure out what layout would work best for the space using Google Sketchup.  Funny thing is that imagining spaces on a screen and being able to move things around in a room are two very different things.  The room must accommodate three workstations and a collection of bookshelves.  In the 3D modeling we tried many different arrangements but could never get a good feel for the flow of the space.  In the end we did it the old fashioned way, shifting furniture around the space until we found a good fit.

I love how it turned out, here are some pics:

My space with the morning sunlight

Hubby’s space

Now I have no excuse to put off getting some good chair time in!

Happy Writing Everyone!

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  1. Looks like a great space to call your own! Now we expect even more great fiction and blogging!

    • I can’t wait to put some good time in that chair and create plenty of great material. Now to figure out the whole scheduling thing…

  2. Lovely! Good luck writing!

  3. How lovely — you’ve got that room of one’s own. Congrats —

  4. Don’t forget to write it off as a home office on your takes. Not that I’m still bitter about last month or anything…

    • That was meant to read “taxes,” not “takes,” but at least it’s an appropriate error.

      • Sadly, for it to make any difference I would have to be making a profit from my writing to be able to write off anything. Good idea though!

  5. Congratulations, Jodi. I really understand the need, and the joy, of your own space to work. I couldn’t manage without it.

    • Funny thing is that now the office is so perfect that I don’t want to work in it unless I have the perfect chunk of time to get something worth doing done! It’s like my usual 2-5 minute chunks are not allowed. Have to get over that.

  6. Hubby is invisible!

    • No, he’s there. He doesn’t show up on film, especially in bright light.

  7. Congrats on the writing space. I am soooooo jealous. My office faces a neighbor’s dilapidated house, and is full of papers, bills, desks, millions of books, a dog bed and a spare human bed, and more stuff than you can imagine. I have to take several hours of Zen moments before I can even think about writing in here. I’m dreaming of the time I can renovate my basement to get a work area just for me. You might want to consider renting out your nice office for writers like me–that’ll certainly make you a profit!!! I’m going off now to a library to get some writing done…


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