The Ideal Home Office

So, I have been home for a little over 2 months and I have been writing for the Examiner and doing other little assignments along with taking care of a 2 month and eleven year old.  It has been busy, busy, busy.  My office is anywhere from the living room to the dining room.  I may be surfing freelance opportunities while nursing the baby and waiting on hold to speak with a representative from one of my many bills to get them to extend my payment due date.  This is the reality of the day in the life of a single writer mama.

My must-haves are my Vera Bradley agenda, red pen, black gel ink pen, pencil, notebook, calculator, fee chart, laptop, iPad, sticky notes, cell phone, house phone, folders, and assortment of paper clips and binder clips.  Oh yeah and baby wipes, a few diapers, pacifier, and burp cloth.

My ideal office would have a door attached to it and I would have a nanny to assist me with childcare.  I would have multiple items bought from The Container Store to help organize my countless files, notes, pens, pencils, and other office items.  I would have a Mac desktop computer along with a wall calendar and a name plate as a constant reminder that I am a professional writer even though I am at home and don’t have countless published books out there. Inspiring art work would adorn my walls and my business cards would sit prominently on my mirrored desk.  My awesome ergonomic fuchsia chair would keep me comfortable during my long hours of work and research.  Is there anything that I am missing?  Send a comment if there is something I should add.

Still Pressing Forward

Well, I’m back.  My spirit has been renewed for the new year and I have been writing more since the beginning of January.  I would like to post to this blog more often.  Actually, I will post to this blog more often.  I am also working on the other assignments that I mentioned in my last conversation here on Singlewritermama.

Trying to get a schedule down has been a little difficult because infants don’t really “do schedules”.  But, it’s okay.  I am learning what times are good times to complete certain assignments and tasks and what times are better for just blogging and working on my novel.  I have determined that although I am a night owl, I should only look for freelance assignments and submit to the in the morning or early afternoon.  At night, I am more creative and cannot be bogged down with technical items.  That is the time that I should post here and work on my poetry and novel or anything creative.  I just have to learn my flow.

My son has been a constant reminder that life is steady moving on and I need to continue on the path to my dreams.  I have recently joined a writing group and feel so good about my new friends.  I know that they will inspire me as they have already done in the first meeting and hopefully, I can inspire them.  Stay tuned for my home office set-up current and future.  Maybe, I can help someone out there who is just getting started like myself.