07 April, 2015

My (New) Writing Room

After a £780000 grant allowed the desk belonging to Charles Dickens to be saved for the public a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would share with you some pictures of my own desk. If anybody wishes to give me money for it, it's a relative bargain at £779000.

My husband and I recently moved house. In our old house I had a writing room with gorgeous views, but I had to give it up for our son's bedroom. I moved to the living room, which also had gorgeous views, but I did miss having a designated space for my writing.
Perfect size!

At the beginning of 2016 I might well have to give up my new room for a child's bedroom again, and move into the (big!) hallway of our new house (although there is a summer house in the garden I have my eye on...), but for now, let me show you round my writing room.

Where do you do your writing?
Shelves stacked with useful books and all my junk! 

Pinboard with current reminders for the novel-in-progress

Writing desk with some currently-necessary books.

Two screens (one with optional baby photo)


Not as amazing, but not a bad view either!


Cupbaord with useful space for novel plotting on the side.



9 comments:

  1. Kiss at midnight? Are you so busy that you need to write yourself a reminder?!

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    1. If I'm still up at midnight, something has gone terribly wrong! In my novel on the other hand...

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  2. Okay, am I reading that right above? A new child? Are you pregnant again??? :)

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    1. Yes indeed! Due in late August :)

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  3. Well congratulations! That's awesome!

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  4. Congrats!! New baby time. Wow.

    And what an amazingly complex plotting graph at the end. Fascinating.

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  5. Congrats!! New baby time. Wow.

    And what an amazingly complex plotting graph at the end. Fascinating.

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    1. Thanks! It's going to be a bit crazy. In mostly joyous and messy ways!

      I've never plotted the actual arc of a story like that before, even though a lot of authors recommend it. I actually enjoyed it and it really helps while writing a novel in such a fragmented fashion. It doesn't have all the plot on it (because I don't know that yet!), just the major points and the rise and fall of the action. We'll see if it was a good idea at the end!

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