03 May 2013 – The best part about being brave enough to tell people you are trying to be a writer, is discovering other people out there, trying to write as well, such as your really good friend, SM.
Last night we went to dinner at a SM’s and I saw her home writing office. It was fantastic. Her desk faces out a high window with a great view of the city. She has a nice big desk, notice boards, filing cabinets and stuff everywhere. I had no idea she was so serious, or so well set up. The whole room felt very permanent and I got jealous. I got office envy. Yes, that’s right. But it wasn’t a bad thing. In fact, it was so motivating to see someone doing it just a bit better. It seemed possible, standing in her office, looking back at the twinkling lights of North Sydney, clutching a glass wine & chatting about characters.
Jealously helped me to understand how important a permanent writing space is. I need to purchase more writing props and get a notice board for attaching incredibly great ideas too. Moving out of my share house has moved us in the right direction to make a regular writing space.
I am so happy to know this amazingly motivated lady and grateful she allowed me into a space that her Husband is not privy to. I would like a few more writers in my life.