On cold snowy days like today I tend to hibernate in my cosy crimson study. It is a very small room, but I have made the most of the space available to me and filled it with books, books, books...
This room is the very hub of my career as a writer. It is where I spend most of my time. The four bookcases are filled to bursting; each shelf is carefully categorized and the books shelved accordingly - this is a remnant of my time working at Waterstones. Although it may look a bit haphazard, I know instantly where to find a particular kind of book. My own are proudly shelved too.
I love the warm feeling of this room; the cosy leather chair and footstool; the wind chimes tinkling in the window; the candles burning, flickering light and shadow on the spines of my books. My microphone and laptop are housed in this room; this is where I go to work each day.
I am not a photographer and the pictures are not fantastic, but they give you a little glimpse into my world as a work from home writer. They might even inspire you to create such a space for your own writing.
|This is what you see when you first walk in; my escritoire desk, complete with pigeon holes and secret compartments|
|Two of the four bookcases; they are all equally full. These are the magical books; the others two bookcases house all my classics, literary, history, poetry, writing and equestrian books.|
|A cosy chair and footstool to sit and read, warm and snug wrapped up in my Bruce tartan.|
|A closer look at my desk. Bronte memorabilia from the Bronte Parsonage Yorkshire, is on the lectern. |