July 26, 2007

Desk Renting as a Leap of Faith

I'm blogging from what is most likely going to become my permanent new office space, just a short bike ride from home. Writing from home was too challenging, for various reasons (the least of which is a certain distractingly adorable stripey furball), and though it's something of a leap of faith, I'm going to take it.

I'm renting a desk in a very cool office space where a fellow writing colleague is also beginning to put down working roots.

It's a little nerve-wracking because so much seems uncertain as a freelance writer, but maybe this is the sort of definitive statement I need to make to myself and the universe that I'm serious about this, that this is what I'm supposed to be doing, and I have the power to create the kind of circumstances and environment in which I can thrive and succeed.

As you can tell from the picture, one thing hasn't changed yet - I'm still working makeup-free in grubby t-shirts. But at least I'm out of my jammy pants and out of my house.


nora said...

I think that is a lovely grown-up thing to do.
I often stay late at work to write. Less distractions.

And what is the "real writer" uniform anyway? I want to wear what Joyce Carol Oates wears.

Bella Rossa said...

And I'm already working on my first co-project on my desk...this rocks.

Jerry said...

Hi Bella Rossa,
I'm a friend of Nora's. Just stopping by to say hello.

Bella Rossa said...

Hi, Jerry, thanks for visiting. Any friend of Nora's is a friend of mine.

Timothy Carter said...

I like that idea. Very cool! And making definitive statements to the universe is exactly the sort of thing that gets the universe cracking. Way to go, you!

Bella Rossa said...

Thanks, Timothy! Yeah, I'm putting the universe on notice. I'm SERIOUS about writing, and SERIOUS about working with my new colleage. Watch out, European clients who need newsletter writing and website editing. I'm going to serve the living stuff out of you!