I always find it fascinating to see how other writers and creators organize their spaces. Organization has been sort of a thing for me lately, as I’ve been reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This is probably the best my desk/office had looked in years, so keep that mind. When I’m in the midst of writing a story or working on a project, it is often covered with papers, pens, my bullet journal and planner.
I keep two calendars on my wall as well, I happen to be a very visual person, so having several places to see deadlines and plans is helpful to me. One calendar is just to keep my blogs planned out for the month. I don’t always stick to this calendar, but It helps me keep track of which blogs I have written and which ones I still need to write. The template I use for blog planning is here, and I really love it.
Along with my calendars, I keep a lot of art and inspirational quotes above my desks. I also have a few notes about writing, so that they are easily accessible when I need them, though you can’t see them in the picture above (they are off to the side). A lot of the art is from the lovely and talented Vylla, but I also have pieces from Kate Leth and Becky Cloonan. The quote on the right side about “Failing Better” is one of my favorites, and something my best friend and I often remind each other of.
The bookcase next to my desk holds some of my most prized knick-knacks, including my Funko Pop dolls. I’m not a huge collector, but I have 4 Black Widow dolls, two Peggy Carters, a Sharon Carter and a Cap doll. The book displayed on the shelf is a version of Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech. It was actually the first book by Gaiman I ever owned, I was a fan of his writing advice for awhile before I fell in love with his stories.
The bookcase also is home to all my errant papers, books and notebooks. I mostly try to keep writing books that I really like, or ones that have given me good advice in the past. There is also a very cute tentacle kitty on the top shelf, who I got at Denver Comic Con.
I have a lot of new organizers on my desk, most of which I got at Joann when they had them %60 off. I’m a fan of the color pink, so the pops of color are kind of fun to me since my desk is black. The Star Wars coloring book was actually a gift from my husband this year, for my birthday. In that back organizer I keep the coloring book, my Erin Condren planner, my bullet journal (not pictured), my sticker booklet, bookmark and blue sticky stuff. I’m a huge fan of the blue sticky stuff because my walls change a lot and it doesn’t leave a residue.
So there you have it. That is what my space looks like. Feel free to share a picture of yours in the comments! I always love to see how other writers/creators organize their space.