January 20, 2010

Feng Shui for Writers

A writing loop I'm on ran a bootcamp on staying healthy as a writer, and one of the elements covered was making sure you have a pleasant work environment. Hence, feng shui.

Turns out I may need to make major changes in my writing area, like turning my desk around so it faces the door, which is supposed to make me feel more in charge of my life. Of course, that'd mean I couldn't look out the window at the mountains and the forest, so maybe I'll have to think about that one a little more.

But I'm happy to see I had some things right: the artwork on my walls is stuff I treasure (drawings by my kids and a gorgeous watercolor of a pink cockatoo my artist mom painted), and my writing corner is in the "prosperity" area of my house.

Yep, if I ignore the occasional foosball game four feet from my desk, things are looking good.

How does your writing area make you feel?
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