Monday, 20 December 2010

Moving on up!

I usually have a good spring clean every new year when I plan all my writing activity but the recent weather conditions, including today has meant that I couldn't get to work for the third time this month.

I wanted to use the time in a positive way so took the drastic action of clearing out the attic to make a new writing den. I previously used a cramped corner of my bedroom and over time I have stuffed writing tasks into places and forgotten them, only to find them months later resulting in missing deadlines for article submissions or competitions.

The attic was converted some time ago, it's a lovely space but over the years like most people, I have used it to store rubbish, spare clothes and Christmas decorations. It felt great to clear out so much stuff and move the things I use all the time in. All my writing help books are now close to me instead of being hidden in various parts of the house. I had forgotten how many useful reference books I had collected over the years and now I have them at arms reach, I can re-visit all the helpful advice immediately.

With a clear tidy desk, organised shelves and printer ready to fire up, I feel that my 'New Year' positive attitude has come early - a bit like an early Christmas present that I found while rummaging around in my attic!

There is something quite magical about climbing the staircase into my new writing den and I am determined to keep all the positive writing vibes stored up there along with all my books!

I am looking forward to 2011 but I am still going to make the last few days of 2010 count!


  1. Dear Diane,
    That looks like a very neat set up in your attic. I'm sure your nice and tidy den, will give you further inspiration within the ambience of the positive writing vibes.
    May you and your loved ones have a most peaceful and pleasant Christmas.
    In kindness, Gary xx

  2. All women need a room of their own to write in and yours looks splendid. Lots of creative things will get done in there in 2011 x

  3. Hello Gary, Yes I love my new space, it feels so magical looking out of the windows and down onto the chimney pots! Hope you have a Christmas filled with magic and best wishes. xx

    Hi Ruth - I am so chuffed with my little den, I can't keep out of it which is a good thing as it inspires me to write more! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas xx

  4. It looks fab Di!
    I love secret places and your den would definitely make me feel as if I was hidden away.
    Enjoy it won't you.
    Have a great New Year.
    I reckon you'll be spending many happy writing hours in 2011 up in your secret hideaway.
    Love and Best Wishes to you Di.

  5. That looks a wonderful den - I'm quite envious! I hope it proves to be a productive place for you!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  6. Oh Di,

    You are so lucky to have the attic space to write in. Your post is inspirational. What on earth will you do in Spring?

    Wishing you a very very Happy New Year.