So I've spent 28 of the last 36 hours cleaning my basement and... building myself a writing room! A room of my own! All for writing! Just writing and reading! And I can make charts and LEAVE THEM ON THE TABLE, out, in the open, without having to clean up before the students come!
It's mine. All mine. And I'm SO happy!
I jury-rigged it from this:
To this, with some old curtains and tablecloths. I did buy two 5 x 7 rugs, which was interesting because one was 5 x 8. The ball is my chair. It's actually quite comfy! It stretches out my back when I roll it while I'm sitting on it.
There are no books on the bookshelf yet. I'm still finishing up. I'm getting rid of most of my books, actually. Six garbage bags full. (Donating them, not throwing them away!)
It looks a little silly with the fabric ceiling and the fabric walls, but I have an unfinished basement. This was the cheapest way to make it a room in it. It looks funny from the outside:
I like it. It's like a Writing Lair. A cave. And I need caves. I need blinders. I need to close down the rest of the world when I write.
It kinda feels like when I used to build forts when I was little, out of blankets. I LOVED doing that. I used to make a little hideaway in the back of one of my closets, behind my clothes. I love little hide-outs.
Or like some exotic sultan's tent or something. My cat has commandeered my reading chair. Maybe he's the sultan!
I'm on a cleaning FRENZY. I don't want things. Yeah, I'm still on that kick. It's like, the more I take to the Goodwill, the happier I get. But my writing room is quite bare. Look at all that table space! What would you put there? What do I really need in a writing room?
I need some candles. I have a whole HUGE boxful upstairs. I'll finally get to use them!
I can feel that things are getting better and better. You know how when you struggle and struggle, then, through a Herculean effort you shift the energy, and then things just STEAMROLL with luck?
Pseudo got some good news today, but I'm not allowed to share. *pout* But it means I'm feeling like I need to be pouring some energy into that side of the world. And that side of the world is perking up!
So I might be an every other day sort of blogger for awhile. I'll still read your posts everyday, because I don't want to miss an instant of what's going on with you guys. (Yeah, I was one of those kids who couldn't go to sleep because she was afraid she'd miss something.)
Do you have a room of your own? What's it like? What's in it? If not, where do you write? And if you had a room of your own, what would be in it?