Lately I’ve seen a lot of other writers sharing their writings desks, offices, and creative spaces. These pictures of clean desks and creatively bookish decor have made me feel a little jealous, inferior, and altogether unimaginative. I keep thinking I should really clean my office space, maybe add some creative decor, take a few pictures and show how my writing space translates into my super amazing creativity.

 And then I thought, forget it. Let’s get real here. These are my true writing spaces on any given day:

 I made no alterations to my desk today. It looks like this more often than not. The site of this desk makes my very organized husband itch. He’s allergic to disorder, which might mean he’s slightly allergic to me. Poor guy.

 Sometimes when the mess on my desk actually bothers me, I go to our guest room and write on the bed. That’s my cat Felix. He likes to annoy me while I write.

 Sometimes the couch is a nice writing space, but I have a tendency to fall asleep there.

 When no one is in the house, I like to write at my kitchen table. It’s very, very old and the chairs don’t match, so it makes me feel eclectic and timeless.

Sometimes I write in my dark and creepy basement, in this ratty old chair. I don’t write here very often. I suppose I have to be in a very specific mood.

So that’s it. Maybe one day I’ll create a really beautiful creative space, but for now I’m working with what I got, and I think it’s working out okay.


    • Suzi

    • October 2, 2012

    • 1:09 pm

    Cool dining table.

    I move around too. We have a desktop in the computer room, but often I’ll take the laptop and sit wherever is comfy.

  1. Falling asleep on the couch instead of writing is something I completely understand. And your cat is adorable!

  2. Lately I’ve been writing at the library while the kids are at school. It’s quiet and someone else cleans it for me. 🙂

    I love your kitchen table!

  3. Fun post. My desk is slightly larger than yours, but that just means I can create a larger mess. And why clean up when you can be writing?! Love how you moved the laptop around for all the pics!

    • Lisa

    • October 3, 2012

    • 5:58 pm

    Jared is rather serious about building a shed in the back where he can work. Just big enough for him and a desk.

    • Anonymous

    • October 3, 2012

    • 11:42 pm

    That looks so nice 🙂

    I live in a tiny tiny basement apartment with just a tiny kitchen table. A LOT of traffic outside my window. Spiders. And NOISY people upstairs 24-7…not only shouting, laughing, but up all hours and stomping on the floor.

    I feel so exhausted and like I am losing my mind. And the sad part about that is that I’m only 30% joking 🙂

  4. I like the windows in your kitchen; that looks like a nice view. I have a cluttered writing desk too. I always try to clean it, but it ends up getting cluttered with old receipts, books, and notebooks soon enough anyway. That’s why I usually write in cafes, because then I can write on an empty table.

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