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Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Your Writing Desk

Sabra GilbertComment

Only a week and a half until NaNoWriMo begins! I'm super excited about it! October is a month of prepping. I've been writing blog posts, cleaning my apartment, and planning more details of my novel.

And don't forget putting together my writing playlist!

The less distractions that you have during a month of writing, the more writing you are actually able to accomplish!

This week, the type of prepping that I took to was getting my writing area ready! Here are some tips for you to do the same!

1| Clean up Your Writing Area

- I recommend a large table or desk. I say large because you don't want to feel like you are boxed in. You also want to be able to spread out your materials to be available at a glance. I'll show off my space in a few weeks!

2| Remove Distractions

- Have a few fun things around that inspire you, but if it doesn't inspire and instead distracts, it needs to be removed from your area for the month. I know that concentrating on writing can be difficult to do when you are trying to do it day in and day out, so limiting the things that could cause you to loose focus is best.

3| Add Inspiration

- Not only do you have to have limited distractions while writing, but it is still best to be inspired! I'm looking forward to  fresh flowers and my favorite candle, along with character inspiration boards to help guide me when I'm trying to decide what a character would do.

4| Print your Notes, Inspiration boards, and Timeline

- Electronics are your biggest threat to your concentration. Get everything printed on nice paper and organize it in a nice binder. Or don't. Use the method that would work the best for you to find what you need when you need it.

5| Grab the Essentials

- I'll be covering this further next week when I talk about making your own NaNoWriMo Box. But a little preview would be to get a notebook for notes, your favorite candle to relax to, along with chargers for your phone and laptop.

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Desk Inspiration

Sabra GilbertComment
I love nice & pretty, organized desks. They are wonderful. Unfortuantly. . . mine is not. The majority of the time anyway. If I had a bigger desk, I think that I could keep it more organized, but of course that will have to wait until I have a bigger place to keep a bigger desk. (hint, hint Simeon!) I adore desks that have a clear working space and plenty of storage space.

Here are some of my favorite examples!

I love this desk! It has a wonderful shape and storage access! When I do homework, I usually sit on the ground to do it because I love to spread out my book, notes, laptop and whatever else I need so that I can see everything all at once instead of flipping through when I need to. I adore corner desks!!

I love, love, love, love the the pictures under the desktop of this desk!

The organization of this desk and wall above it makes me drool. I absolutly adore it! The biggest problem that I have with my desk right now is that there just isn't enough room to display the things I need on a regular basis without cluttering up the area. I only have one magnetic board that needs to hold my schedule, branding boards & blog inspiration, yearly goals, and all of my school stuff along with the things that motivate me in my walk with Christ. Way too much responcibility for only one little magnet board and space!

Again, this is a desk that I could spread out on and I love it! I also like the idea of having plenty of storage in shelves and being able to fram my inspiration for these chelves as well instead of just using wall space. I also love the little pop of color on the top of the desk space. It's adorable! :D

Now this desk is still a little too cluttered for me around the wall area, but I love the idea of having fresh flowers on desks.It just makes everything more cheery when desk work usually means the opposite. I mean, its work right?

I would love to hear how you organize your desks, or even see pictures! It gives me so many ideas for how to improve my work space!

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