Front cover of The Handbook of TOP TIPS to Manage Your Writing
There is a saying that goes along the lines of “a tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind” well, for a writer, that is not the case.
To be serious about your writing you have to start being organised from even before you hit the keyboard with the title and first line. A tidy workspace to write a novel is an essential and often overlooked tool that will serve you well for the whole journey. And let’s face it, writing a novel is not something that anyone can do (well, most can if they put their mind to it and are determined enough) so to sit day after day at their desk requires discipline for that 3 or 6 months or however long it takes.
A car manufacturer wouldn’t be able to build a car if everything was strewn about the place like Steptoe’s Junkyard, there is a sequence, a long line of things and everything has to go in its place after something and before the next thing. So, with a book, the creative space needs to be organised.
In my recent book, The Handbook of TOP TIPS to Manage Your Writing, available on amazon kindle
there are many great tips for writers to keep themselves organised and ready to write. So, there is no need to have all those sticky notes everywhere that eventually fall of and get lost down the back of the desk or worse still, in the dog. That writers notebook is essential and so is the work space.
So, if you are serious about your writing, make the space your writing sanctuary and treat it as though it was the most important you have. It is. Give your writing the respect it deserves and it will reap dividends in the long run.
Take a look at the picture at the top of this blog, are you the writer on the left, with the cat, baby and coffee ready to spill onto your hard work, or are you the writer on the right, where everything is right for writing.
Be right in your workspace and get your writing right.