SOL19: My OLW and My Writing Room

I am grateful to the blog, Two Writing Teachers, which hosts The Slice of Life series each Tuesday.

My 2019 OLW began surfacing at the Highlights Foundation Writing Poetry For Children workshop held in October.

It was the moment when I began to

what my writing room could look like. I realized that the table I had used for many years was too big for the space, I needed to weed my books (always difficult), and there could be a place for a sofa that could double for a sleeper.

While others were writing poems away, I began to

the space.

Here are some BEFORE photos:

This was from early on in the 2015 when we first moved into the condo.

This was fall and the beginning of the process.


This the new desk area to the left is the window and the right the entrance to the room. I love the divider bookcase that defines the space and the organizing pegboards about the computer. I am working to have less clutter in my life.

Did you know that these book shelves from Ikea can be divided so that both sides can be use?

This is where the sleeper sofa will go. Still a work in progress.

And the book cases are more organized. Finally. I suspect it will be fluid. I find though that there is peace in this room. It will be a place for me to

me getting my manuscript revised and there will be a lot of creating in this space.

So 2019…IMAGINE what you can do. It’s my OLW.

Two quotes with IMAGINE:

Imagination is more important than knowledge.     

Albert Einstein

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.     
William Arthur Ward

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7 Responses to SOL19: My OLW and My Writing Room

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  2. Ramona says:

    Love your word and all the possibilities it invites for 2019!

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  4. Michele Krueger says:

    Nice! Congrats, Jone! May your writing be terrific and prolific in 2019! Xo

  5. TammyB says:

    Looks great!

  6. mbhmaine says:

    It was such fun to see the transformation of your room to respond to what you imagined it could be! Imagine seems like a wonderful guide for your year. Can’t wait to see where else it takes you!

  7. Mukhamani says:

    A beautiful word. I cannot imagine a world where it would not be possible to imagine.
    And your room is beautiful. Regards

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