Time and Space in 2020

Last time that I was on here, I talked about how this year I was going to be different from last year. Let me start off by saying that last year was one giant mess, in that I would find time to write, or I would think that I would have the time and then something would happen and then my writing time would go poof. Between you and me, it sucked big time.

This year, so far I have the time to write, due to many factors. One being that I am currently looking for a job. Secondly, between job searches, is when I hopefully will be doing most of my writing.

Granted, as writers, one of the first pieces of advice that you are given is that we need to have a dedicated time to and place to write. While most will say that you should write the at the same time and or place. I will say that some times when writers, especially those starting out, try to follow this piece of advice, will fall into the waste land that is burnout.

On the subject, I will say that when it comes to finding that right time, all depends on when you can give writing your full attention. Granted, even if you are able to donate fifteen minutes of your time to your craft, then that is all that you might be able to give during a day or even a string of days. Let’s face it, we all have busy lives, and while writing is not exactly a community activity, for it can be solitary, our lives are not solitary. We have families, and families come with their hassles.

But at least while I can say that there are a few minutes, or even hours when I have the house to myself, then I can dedicate that time to both my writing and to my job search. While I can say that work and having a job can be a creative suck on so many levels, I can say that on the other hand it does come with one perk and that is money.

As much as I want to say, that I have made money so far from the projects that I have published, so far I have made nothing. This is not to say that others can’t have prosperous success, but I have not found it yet.

I’m not giving up yet, for I’m still enjoying writing and I love it when I have completed works. It’s just so far, I have not seen the whole might dollar my way when it comes to my writing.

However, but getting back to the topic at hand. We as writers need to dedicate some or a little time to our projects and our craft. While time may be a difficult thing, so may be space. I can’t tell you how many times, I thought that I have found a space that is dedicated, where I can do my writing and then something happens or someone comes along and puts designs on my writing space. Does that mean that I gave up on finding my space, hell no! It just means that I moved my space.

As part of my goal as making writing more of a priority than last year, I moved my writing space into my bedroom. I know that some will say that your work space and your personal space should be separate, but when you have no choice, then you have to make the necessary changes to do what must be done.  Therefore, in my case I moved my writing space into my bedroom for the time being.

While I can say that most times writers are told that they need to have a permanent time and space, it does not always work that way, therefore, we as writers need to be flexible in our pursuits having making our writing goals a reality.

Nevertheless, the more flexible that we are in our en devours then there is a greater chance in achieving success.

I hope that you have found this topic helpful. Until next time, I hope that you have a great writing day! Happy creating!

Guess what I got for Christmas?

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas, if that is the holiday that you celebrate this time of year. I want to share will all of you one of my Christmas gifts, which all happens to be an investment of sorts for my writing. I got a new desk.

So let me share will all of you the before the new desk photo:


The old desk if you can remember when I posted this picture up originally was made from an old fish tank stand and a piece of wood for the table top. While this worked for a while, there were some issues, such as it was often hard at times to use the keyboard. Therefore, you could say that I outgrew this original setup.

Based on this fact alone, when it came to figuring out what I wanted for Christmas from my parents, I asked for a new desk that was not going to break the bank or be bigger than the space that I already have. Therefore, here is the new desk that I have, so that I can continue on with my writing journey:

new desk

Is it not pretty? Sorry, I am so happy with this new setup, to where I space for my keyboard, the monitor, the mouse and I can breathe, and feel so cramped in, and it also adjustable as far the height, so if I want to make it a stand up desk I am able to do, but I don’t think that I will that much due to the size of the monitor that I use.

While, I am showing up the new desk, when it comes to looking at functional writing desks, or rather computer desks, there are some things to consider. One of those things is are you going to out grow your desk in a year or two? If the answer is yes then you will probably want to look at desk that you could use for years to come.

Another consideration that should be considered is are you going to be comfortable using it? If the answer is no then it’s also not the desk to use. When it came to choosing this particular desk, I actually saw myself using it for years if not months to come. It liked the feel of the desk and the flexibility that came from the design of the desk.

Remember when it comes to picking a desk, it’s all about you as the writer, can you see yourself in front of that desk for hours. Also remember that you are creating an atmosphere where you are going to be writing stories for hours, which also means picking a chair that is also going to be comfortable for hours as well.

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday and I hope that you have a wonderful writing day!