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There is a big difference between having a desk to write in, and having enough mental space to allow yourself to write. I used to think that all I needed was an office of my own, and then the books will just flow out of me onto the office floor.
When my partner and I moved into a four bedroom house on the South Coast, I got my very first office. I brought a secondhand desk, found a chair on the street and wrote notes to myself to stick all over the wall. I stuck a post it to the door that read ‘Book Factory – Keep out!’ and lined the walls with bookshelves and folders. I was certain I had everything I needed.
When I did finally get my own space to write, I was astounded at how little work I did when I sat there. I would sit at my desk for hours wasting time and getting frustrated.
What was missing was space in my head to let ideas flow. I was so full of worry, frustration, writing anxiety, fear of failure, fear of success, and pressure that it was impossible to get any creative words from my head.
Here is how I now manage to find a little metaphorical space in my head to let the creativity flow. Continue reading