One of the things I've most missed about my Cambridge apartment (which I left when I moved to New York in early 2007) is the perfect home office I'd managed to create there. Now that I am on my way to securing a dedicated writing space in a new Manhattan abode, I have been thinking about how wonderful it will be to have all my books, binders, and papers within reach again. And a big desk. For starters.
So I was certainly intrigued to see the New York Times run an article this past weekend that focused on author Roxana Robinson's home writing "hideout." I was particularly interested in Robinson's choice to work in a room the article describes as "as spare as a monk's cell," rather than in "a study that would seem the ideal lair for a novelist."
Most of all, I was just happy to see the subject of a writer's working space treated so front-and-center in the newspaper's real estate section!