I have not been able to work out of my office for weeks because it looked like this.
That’s the thing about writing from home. Your office isn’t just the place you manage your career, it’s also the place you manage the house, and the kids, and your spouse’s stuff as well. And because it’s not as formal as an office in a building, family members think it’s ok to hang their favorite Minnie Mouse dress, or the jacket for their suit over your chair, and discard half-finished drawings, legos, Scholastic book orders, the guitar they’re not currently using, as well as piles and piles of random pieces of paper.
So over the last few weeks, my office has ended up looking more like a messy storage closet than a place where anyone can do any kind of work. So now it looks like this.
And I have to figure out what goes back in, what my lovely family members need to re-claim, what needs to be put away elsewhere, and what needs to be trashed.
What does a writer need in their office anyway? (besides a sign that says KEEP OUT!) I’m taking suggestions.