A few authors, I'm not sure of the numbers, make enough on their writing to work only at their career of choice. But most writers are like me. We work another job to help pay the mortgage and put food on the table. For school teachers like me, summer is over and I'm back at work.
My writing desk at home is in the front room where I get the morning sun. The window overlooks the front porch and the surrounding flower beds. The floor is carpeted, the walls lined with bookshelves and I even have a fireplace. I have two cheap desks I put together to form an 'L' so I can spread out all my 'stuff.' The desktop computer is on one desk and I set my laptop on either. Everything is right at hand. I love that work space.
If I hit the big time and can spend money on a new, bigger fancier desk where it all matches, I'm not sure I would give up those two mismatched, $99, desks I've spent so many hours at.
Both my school desk and my writing desk have one thing in common. Somewhere on both of them is a folded paper towel where I set my ice coffee. Sometimes hot coffee or tea claim the spot of honor. My favorite drinks help make my work areas comfortable and welcoming.
What makes your workspace a place where things get done? Would you change anything is you could? Is your environment conducive to getting a lot of work done?