Monday, February 14, 2011

Coming to you live from...

... my new writing shed! This is my first time in here, and although I had the most virtuous plans for it to be Internet-free, what do you know? The wifi actually gets all the way down the end of the garden! I might try and do something about that at some point, but while I am connected, i wanted to blog and say

WHOO-HOO!


So this is a bit of a Valentine's Day love post. A shed love post.

I've wanted a writing shed for years and years and years... and now, finally, I'm in it. There was a shed here when we bought this house, that was definitely one of the main attractions, but it needed to be insulated, so now it looks a little sauna-like, all pale pine, floor to ceiling. (Check out these amazing sheds in the meantime.)

Right now it just has electricity and a desk in, nothing else, because we're going to decorate, so no pics for the moment. It will have a single bed because I have come to understand the creative importance of being horizontal and thinking with one's eyes shut. (And napping). And our wonderful builder, Simon, is going to build me shelves including one that will allow me to work standing up when I need to. Seems a good idea for the back.

Anyway, that will happen soonish. But...here I am already! And I can hear the birds. And I can't hear much else except my fingers banging the keyboard. Any tips from you writers-in-sheds? Are you all web-less? Should I? Really...? Yes, yes, I know.

Ok, it's a bit chilly now. I couldn't manage to carry the radiator down the garden myself, but really need to, since it's February in England. I will sign off now. From the shed. The writing shed. Wheee!

11 comments:

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Oooh how lovely- you're in! Delete that internet now - hmm.... but I love that you will have a bed in there!! what bliss. The genius stuff you will create from that shed. It will become famous throughout Brizzle and the world as Tania's Shed. Listed Grade 1**

vx

Alex said...

George Bernard Shaw had a day bed in his.

Sarah Hilary said...

Fabulous news! I have the worst case of shed envy - will be hoping for regular updates and gems from your wood-lined writing haven.

Ocean said...

Maybe wifi isn't such a good idea - your neighbours will be reading your writing before you have a chance to edit it ;) It sounds like a great idea though, and I'm sure you'll be prolific.

Tania Hershman said...

V -I am working up to going Internet-free very slowly! But will do. Grade 1 listed shed, I love it!

Alex, clearly I am part of the Great Creative Nappers Society...!

Sarah, come visit!

Ocean, an excellent point, although we are encrypted ;) I've never been prolific, will be interesting to see how that feels.

Nahno McLein said...

Your own writing shed, I'm jealous.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Sara Crowley said...

I wish you many happy hours writing in your shed. And dreaming. And thinking. And being. X

Sue Guiney said...

this is sooo great! I want pix!!

Kenney Mencher said...

Having your own workspace is totally great! Congratulations I'm psyched for you!

Rachel Fenton said...

Might I suggest a hefty spray of insecticide before spring...Janet Frame did alright from a shed, G B Shaw we've had..who else..Alan Titchmarsh...um..I think you have the world's first flash shed! I thought about converting our garage but the bugs....

annie clarkson said...

OO, well done, congratulations... how exciting x