Monday, 1 November 2010

My Space!

I think I'm getting addicted to blogfests, har har har!!!!  I just found out that Summer has another exciting thing going on - Show your Space Blogfest!  So here I am!

Here is my little corner at home:

Pardon me for all the mess on my desk...I think my space is rather too small for all the clutter!!! 

I don't have a certain ritual when I write.  Usually, my background music is my son's CD player playing the tune of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 or The Carpenters with the pipes.  I have come to learn to concentrate and let the thoughts flow with songs in my ears.  I don't usually listen to any kind of music when I'm writing or reading.  I don't know - there are times when I just cannot concentrate.  But I guess I just got used to it.  So most often, I don't mind any more. Right now - it's Beatles' Michelle with the harp!

What have I got in this little corner?  Let me show you some close ups:

My desk with less clutter:  my laptop, phones, desk lamp, pens and that small note box is a gift from a friend.

1.  I have a map - I don't have any geographic sense so I need this all the time when I'm writing and I have to refer to a specific place or country.  I also need it when I'm reading - and yes, even when I'm catching up on blog posts of my bloggie friends!!! I need to know where you are exactly in the world!!!

2.  I have a calendar - Again, I forget the date all the time!  I need to be able to refer to the calendar when I've got a phone call from the school, the GP, or the nursery.  Yes, that's my life...but hey, no complaints!

3.  I have lots and lots of post-it notes on my cork board...which reminds me, I've got to clean it up!!! So sorry for the mess :(  These notes have all the important thoughts or ideas for my next chapter that I don't want to forget, other times they are lists of books that I'd like to read or names of authors, and some of them are telephone numbers that I've got to, again, keep on my wall and again, for easy retrieval!

4.  I've also got a shelving unit to my left with all of my TBR books...ooops sorry some of them I've already read but got mixed with the TBRs! :)

Oh, please don't forget to visit other participants and have a look at their work spaces!!!! Here's Summer's blog link again - ...And This Time Concentrate!


Summer said...

I second that! I'm sadly lacking a map, but I'd like one very much. :)

Thanks for finding my blog and participating! It's been so fun. :D

Melissa said...

I love your map! Maps are the best!!

Your space seems hoenst - you didn't clean up to make it look neater!!!

Old Kitty said...

It's a lovely work space!! It says it's yours and it says it's your space!!!! Yay!!! The post it notes must mean something?!?!

I can never write with any sort of noise or music!! I guess it's cos I can't focus on two things at the same time! LOL!!!

Have a wonderful evening! Take care

Theresa Milstein said...

Looks pretty tidy. I like the shelf of books on hand.

Len said...

Hello bloggie friends, sorry you must have seen my blog post before my update - I've added more information and more photos. :)

Jen Daiker said...

Wow Len, this is one awesome space! Mine is currently covered with boxes for our big move, but I can't wait for the new space!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I never know the date, or what day of the week it is, for that matter! Love the easy access bookshelf. Workspaces that are 'L' shaped are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your writing desk, and for following my blog. I look forward to reading more from you!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

The post-its look more organized than messy to me.

Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Drake said...

I don't see a mess at all. Great space and love the color of the sticky notes! :D

Glynis said...

What a great space. So tidy!

Christine said...

Your work space looks comfy and well-organised. Thank you for allowing us a peek.

I like to have books around me while I'm writing as they give off an encouraging vibe.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

even though i really enjoy all the windows in my writing room, i also really wish i had a blank wall that i could use to hang a corkboard and other fun studd like you have

ali said...

Fun! It's always cool to see where other writers work!

Lisa said...

Looks like a great space to me! I like the idea of putting up little notes around your workspace... why didn't I think of that?

Jamie Burch said...

Lovely space! Very organized and a great place to get some writing done. Nice book collection!

Manzanita said...

Thanks for stopping. I think your space is outstanding. I like the idea of having everything at your fingertips. And not "untidy" at all..... at least by my standards... Ha I'll be checking in on you soon again.
Wanna buy a duck

Talli Roland said...

My word, you certainly have a lot of post-its! I used to have an addiction but somehow I managed to break that. Thanks for the look at your space!

Len said...

LOL @ Talli! I know!!! I've now cleaned it up!!! No post-its!!!! Hahaha!

Thank you so much for the comments :)