I’m currently halfway through my first draft and have set myself a target of completing it by mid July – with the help of the 80k in 80 days challenge.
My problem with staying on target is, I don’t have a proper writing space. I have a very narrow computer table downstairs that is not much wider than the keyboard that graces it so is hopeless for my need to spread out multiple notebooks. This computer is also shared by the family which isn’t ideal if I decide creativity is kicking in as my little boy is sat using it.
I tend to use my laptop but find the best place to use it is on my bed so I can spread out all my notes. As you can imagine, this isn’t an ideal working space so I’ve decided that if I plan on sticking to the time scales I have set myself, I need a real writing space. A space that is mine where I can put notebooks, pencils and writing magazines in proper places and I can work in relative peace.
We have a spare bedroom, but as with most spare bedrooms it is filled with “stuff”. Stuff I’m sure can be found homes elsewhere, even if that new home is the bin.
I’ve ordered a desk from Ikea which is being delivered on Saturday. I just need to clear out our much needed (rolls eyes) worldly possessions, get myself a comfortable chair, at which point I will be all set and raring to go.
With a desk, a chair and space to work I will positively steam through the rest of this first draft. (that’s the plan anyway!) And I can’t wait.
Where is your writing space and what makes you more productive?