I cannot believe I have my own office! We did have one in our old house but I shared it with my boyfriend. This meant also sharing the space with his piles of photography magazines, paperwork, bits’n’bobs, odds’n’sods and unshredded addresses. I cannot work in a mess so my first novel was written on my little net book on my dressing table.
This week I have been ploughing through boxes to decide what I want in my office and what I can do without. A fresh start is great but let me warn you … it takes bloomin’ ages! I have managed to go through every folder to see what is essential. After five days, I am left with, three full boxes to go into the loft and two large bags of recycling.
I have also bought pretty folders and boxes which match the decor. There is no reason I can’t be stylish whilst working – talking of which, I am about to start getting some actual writing done today and I can’t wait.