Where I Write ~ A Room Of One’s Own

“Women, then, have not had a dog's chance of writing poetry. That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one's own.”
– Virginia Woolf,Β A Room of One's Own
Have you ever wondered where your favorite author writes all those books you love? Are they sitting at the dining room table with a laptop? How about at a little coffee shop down the road? J.K. Rowling wrote much of the first Harry Potter book from a corner table in a small coffee shop where she could see Edinburgh Castle.
Not a bad view!
As many of you know, I've been in heavy revisions these past few weeks, meaning I spent a LOT of time in my office. My writing cave, if you will. It might not have the charm of a coffee shop, but it's my writing heaven. It's a room of my own. I thought today I'd share it with all of you. Perhaps the tour should start here:
This is where the magic happens. All those pictures on the back wall? Research.
I promise. πŸ˜‰
You might notice a plethora of princessy type items around the office. Tiaras, magic wands, Barbies, they're all mine. I fully believe one's space should be filled with things that bring you joy.
And hey, they can be considered research as well. My fantasy characters need clothes, right? What better way to get a feel for period clothing than a 12 inch replica?
Tucked between inspirational toys and tiaras are mementos of my family. Like this picture of my kids when they were much younger. The joy on their faces always makes me smile. Even when the muse is not cooperating.
Of course, every writing space should include a comfy place for your furry muse to rest her weary head. There is a dog bed in the corner, which she does use, but the floor seems to do the job just as well.
Candles provide a certain calming ambience. There's something about writing by candlelight that is delightful. Makes me feel like I'm back in the Renaissance scribbling away. As long as I don't think about the fact that I'm actually typing and I have modern conveniences all around.
Love. Gratitude. Miracles.Β 
These are words by which I live my life.
Yes, those are pictures of Orlando Bloom in the background. I've already told you ~ research!Β 
In case you were wondering…
Yes, I am a seven year-old girl trapped in a middle-aged body. Still, don't you love this little sign?
And for the final picture in our tour ~ doesn't every writer have a pen addiction? Those pics on the wall? Research! Amidala? Just because I love her.
And of course, a little reminder of how it all should end. (The plaque on the wall says, ‘And they lived happily ever after.) Of course!
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of my writing space! Where do you write? Do homework? Read a book? Do you have a favorite space or do you grab whatever place you can find? I used to write at the dining room table until our daughter moved out. As you might have guessed, I like this room a whole lot more than the table.
Oh, and for those of you curious to know… revisions went very well! I'm not down to the word count I wanted, but the book is ready for the editor. More on that when I hear back from her. Thanks for all of your love and support! Mwuah.

54 thoughts on “Where I Write ~ A Room Of One’s Own”

  1. Angela Orlowski-PeartAngela Orlowski-Peart

    Tameri, your writing “cave” is fabulous! So much to inspire a creative mind there πŸ™‚
    Good luck with revisions. When will I read the final version? Can’t wait, seriously.

  2. Bridgette BoothBridgette Booth

    I absolutely love looking at others’ writing “caves”, Tameri, even though it makes me green with envy. Your writing space says so much about you: fun, elegant, spicy, and a princess! Love it, love you.

  3. Kate MacNicolKate MacNicol

    It’s lovely to see your writing space Tameri. LOL about your research pictures and I’m only laughing because I do exactly the same thing — do you remember Madonna’s boy toy of a few years ago??? Yep, got his picture in my office. It was wonderful to get a glimpse into your world and I’m so happy to hear that revisions are going great. You rock princess!

  4. gingercalemgingercalem

    I love your writing room! I look forward to having one of my very own someday. For now, we have a desk set up in our bedroom. And it’s cluttered and all together, not very inspiring. One of the things on my to-do list is to at least straight up and make it more comfy. My oldest graduates high school in a couple years. Perhaps a room in my future? πŸ™‚

  5. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    I love it! Especially your furry muse. πŸ™‚ My writing spot travels between the kitchen table, living room sofa and bed… I do have one constantβ€”the on-going process that follows me like a (welcomed) stalker.

  6. Lisa Hall-WilsonLisa Hall-Wilson

    I’ve carved out a corner in my living room next to a window. The view isn’t that great, but the natural light and open window helps. Someday, I hope to have a room of my own πŸ™‚ It will definitely have at least one tiara! Thanks for the tour.

  7. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Fun! I love it! You’re writer’s space is so pretty and inviting. I just want to hang out there. And you have a good chair. That’s sooo important. I wanted to blog about a good chair. Hahaha. Because I had a bad one for awhile. Hey, Orlando is hanging on my blog today. Heads up! πŸ™‚

  8. susielindaususielindau

    It is so ironic that I waited until I moved from the kitchen into the sunroom to read this! i get a little bit of glare, but I love this space since it is full of windows to our backyard.
    Sounds like you got a lot accomplished! Congrats on your revisions and lining up an editor!

  9. susielindaususielindau

    I have been doing this all day. I hit reply before I am ready! Spunky Monday fingers…
    Love your girly writing cave! Awesome!

  10. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    I love it!! Recently I’ve been writing in a recliner, but I’m getting ready to transform our office just for me. πŸ™‚ So fun to see where you write Tameri!

  11. JulieJulie

    How fun to get a peek at your writing space. I have a desk in the family room, but it’s lined with all of my writing books – and candles. I love writing by candlelight too!

  12. MarciaMarcia

    Your writing cave is all you! Love the peek into your world, Tameri! So happy revisions are going well!

  13. cc spencercc spencer

    Looks awesome Tameri! I’m just a wee bit jealous…..=) Glad revisions are done – time for a Princess Party!

  14. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    I’m with August – I travel around (cause if I had a cozy den, I’d want to sleep and read a book in it). But I love your tiaras and your space!! Can I come over and drink tea and play dress up??

  15. Nancy J NicholsonNancy J Nicholson

    Love your writing space, I was justing going through pictures of my land based office back when…

    My new writing space is a lot more cramped but much more efficient in my floating home. We gave up a huge frig/freezer and I built my own desk space with settees. I’ll show you, come along to my blog.

  16. Richard A Snow - WriterRichard A Snow - Writer

    I gotta confess, I write on the dining room table, which has become my giant desk. I’m surrounded by folders and papers and bit of office stationary. maybe I should clean it all up a bit.

  17. Lissa ClouserLissa Clouser

    I LOVE that you still have a seven-year-old trapped inside of you! Never lose that! It’s more precious than most people will recognize.

    I don’t have any special place to write right now since we just have an 800 square foot apartment that is filled to overflowing. But now that we’re buying a 1700 square foot house I am bound and determined to make myself a corner. And when that happens there will be a post about it for sure! =)

  18. EmmaEmma

    Tameri your writing area looks so lovely and cozy. Big fan of the candles and Orlando Bloom photos, very inspirational πŸ™‚ My writing space is the couch, need to create a little den for myself I think.

  19. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    Jealousy is bad, so I’m trying not to be jealous, but I totally am. Your writing cave is awesome. I don’t have so much as a cork board of my own right now. I write with my laptop on my lap wherever I can find a space. I have this little dream in my mind of what I want my space to be like one day. One day πŸ™‚

  20. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Oh that was such fun! No wonder everything you share with us is so full of life and energy with all those fabulous writing prompts around you … *hello Orlando* !

  21. Maryellen BradyMaryellen Brady

    It is so much fun getting a peek at another authors writing space πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your world.

  22. jodiebethinhercrystalroomjodiebethinhercrystalroom

    Thanks for the peek inside your space! It is very much like you!! Special and extraordinary and princessy!

  23. Elena AitkenElena Aitken

    I LOVE how neat and organized it is! Mine SO does not look like that. hee hee

  24. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    Thanks for the tour, Tameri. I write in my big chair in the living room. sheesh – maybe I should organize my office.

  25. virginiaripplevirginiaripple

    You’ve inspired me to share my cave… umm… after I clear out the junk. Your cave is beautiful, just like you. So excited about your progress. Way to go!

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