By W. S. Gager
What is the best environment to write in? Do you do it with a fruity drink pool side? How about on a balcony with a view of the ocean? Do you have a dedicated space or is it the recliner in the living room with a laptop? Or a small desk in a cramped corner?
|The room before we purchased.|
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what the perfect office space would be. The ocean and pool aren’t in the cards but I’ve been dreaming. That may be because in the last four years I have lived in two rentals for six to nine months each knowing they were temporary and neither had an office space. I’ve lived in two houses and only the first had an office. Now we are in our final resting place if you will. And best of all, I have an office space. A loft that was billed as a bedroom when we first looked at it but my mind quickly took it to the perfect office space.
After some delays, we have moved in. My office space is the last priority after the kitchen (we need to eat), the bedrooms (we need to sleep) and putting the things I know where they go (we need to move in a sea of boxes). Finally Friday I was able to tackle the space I had been itching to get my hands on. Many things erroneously made it into the space and during the packing process many extras were shoved with my many books. A dozen books, three towels and a bunch of miscellaneous items in a single box and there were a dozen boxes just like the first.
|Before I started to unpack boxes.|
But I digress. This blog isn’t about my unpacking but offices. How do I arrange an office? What is the maximum efficiency? Feng Shui says a person should never have their back to the door or face a solid wall. So do you put the desk in the middle of the room and face the balcony in my loft office? The sloped ceiling also offers a kink but works for some bookcases but I can’t find the little pegs that hold the shelves…
Trying to organize my perfect office space for maximum efficiency, creativity and organization is turning into a harder project than I expected. Any suggestions? Please let me know what your perfect office looks like. How do you organize your materials? Stay tuned for the finished office photos. (Hopefully soon!)
W.S. Gager is the author of four books in the Mitch Malone Mysteries. Her main character is Mitch Malone who is an edgy crime-beat reporter always on the hunt for the next Pulitzer and won't let anyone stop him. Her third book, A CASE OF HOMETOWN BLUES, was a finalist in the 2012 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. A CASE OF VOLATILE DEEDS is the latest in the Mitch series and now available.