I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. [1 John 5:13]

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Day After

It was heavenly to walk into my writing room today. Yes, I still have a lot of work to do, but my computer table is now a workable area and I even cleared off the love seat so "visitors" have a place to sit!

Visitors are not discouraged, but one must be intentional to journey here:-) When we thought about buying this house one of the first things my husband said was that I would have my own private space to write. He meant that I could claim the office in the back corner of the detached garage:-) Our friends, from whom we bought the house, had a 9x12 office constructed when the husband decided to go into business for himself.

I hadn't even suggested I wanted the room, but my husband knew I would benefit from the privacy - away from television and other distractions. What a gift it has been over the years. I have at times not cherished the space and used it for 'temporary' storage when I was just too lazy to really find a place for items that should have been either thrown out or properly stored.

I've allowed my 'distracted-ness' to let the room become cluttered and piled with books, magazines and craft supplies. I'm making progress though. I felt so good this morning that I'm going to try to do one thing each time I cross the threshold to make my space as it should be.

I have a fresh new notebook to keep notes on research I've done for submissions of poems and other writings, and I have a brand new spreadsheet to track my actual submissions, deadlines, compensation, notification dates, etc.

Hey, it's day 2 of the new year. I've already been productive in my writing for the ENTIRE Year!

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 3:14]


Improvedliving said...

well this is really great piece of work.


Spring Fricks said...

That is so awesome. I too finally have an office and it's amazing. 2009 will a great year of productivity. With God's help that is.