Thursday, 12 August 2010

MOVING YOUR DESK HAS BENEFITS

So I moved my desk into the dining room to make way for magnificent red bookshelves in the sitting room and in preparation for Babykins heading off to creche and me having time to write (real, actual time!) come August 31st. I bought a fabulous desklamp in Arnott's (before that beautiful shop disappears into some bank-induced black hole, weep, gnash).

I've cleared the shelf beside the desk to make way for my thesaurus, dictionary and piles of 'urgent' papers. Urgent as in I am meant to be dealing with them but, because they are in a scruffy pile, I forget, until I get a frantic email about a looming deadline. I'm looking for a nice intray so that they can be a neat, neglected pile but have yet to source the correct, aesthetically pleasing one. I may use an old wooden winebox but it's already full of utterly unnecessary but nonethless jammed scrapbooks. Sigh. I hoard therefore I am.

I have found that because the laptop is away from me, I'm on the net less and writing longhand more. Result! Also while decluttering our books for the new shelves I came across ones I will re-read and ones I can safely get rid off.

This afternoon I sat at my newly located desk waiting for a radio interview about the novel that never happened. I stay awake half the night worrying and hoping I'll be coherent; I get the baby asleep in time for the interview; I warn the other two to be silent; I think about lofty things to say (!?) and they DON'T ring. Harumph.

Anyway next week (Weds 18th)  I'm going to be on Arena, so I can look forward to more sleeplessness until that's over. And I posted a link earlier to an interview I did in Dublin last week for WDA Radio.

Right, Babykins is screeching and putting all my stuff in the bin. Gotta go.

12 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Good luck with all the radio malarkey.As for desk moving, I'm thinking of moving mine too, to Paris!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ta, TFE, me dear.
Yes, ideally my desk would be in New York. Maybe someday!

Sara Crowley said...

Oh! Grr to the not ringing radio peeps. I can well imagine the nerves and preparation. Boo to them. But hurrah for lovely book shelves and lamp and so on.

Summer Ross said...

something new for a desk, and a new place to write can sometimes bring new inspiration, or atleast a rekindle to write.

Rachel Fenton said...

TFE beat me to it - too darn funny for your own good, Man!

Well, I have moved my desk - and found an infestation of wee buggies - lovely :) Had so many critters over the last year...

Oh, but back to the point - shelves sound fab - nothing like a good ol' de clutter (sounds French - take that with yer desk to Paris, TFE - enjoy your up-coming writing time, Nu!

Sarah Hilary said...

Great news re the creche, Nuala. And you two already picked the best desk-relocations (Paris and NY) so I'm either going to have to piggyback to Paris, or stay put in beautiful Bristol. But maybe I'll move the desk to another room...

Kar said...

I’m very cross with that radio station, the CHEEK of them!!

Looking forward to the Arena interview, I've put the reminder in my phone!

On the bright side, I love the new ‘move’ sounds wonderfully inspiring. (you know your de-cluttering got my bum in gear this week, so thank you Nu!)

Now, I would dearly love the see the desk in its new location, could you post a pic of the new space when you’ve moved in to it properly?

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WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Sara - yes, grr. Not sure what happened. THe PR lady for the book arranged it but I never got runged. Daft.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Summer - it's so true. I actually have a study but it tends to be cold in the winter so I am pre-empting that by moving my desk to a warm room. There'll be no excuses come 31st August!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Rachel - I found little critters on the windowsill this morning. WTF? (Perhaps due to my lazy housekeeping...)

Sarah - Bristol looks so cool whenever I see it on TV etc. V arty. But you are always welcome in my virtual NY!

Kar - I don't know what happened. Ah well - no sleep lost!
I'll email you a pic.

Anna May said...

Nuala.

Hope you settle into your new desk fast and that you feel inspired there.

Anna May x