I dream of the day when I can work at home. I will have a beautiful office and be very productive, writing all day with a small dog beside me, after a nice morning run.
Until I have an office that looks like this, and so am inspired all day long:
* Emily Schuman's office, whose amazine style can be seen at http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/ - I'm obsessed; picture nicked from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/
In the meantime, I have to find my inspiration elsewhere.
Here's where I go for an instant hit:
- Watch PJ Harvey's 'Please Leave Quietly' on DVD - especially the interview segment, although the live performances are obviously extraordinary. Hearing her talk about her work wants me to do things that are truly great. As Courtney Love said: 'PJ Harvey is the one person who makes me realise I'm shit'. It's true - in a good way.
- Read 'Bonjour Tristesse' by Francoise Sagan - the 'charming little monster' published this gorgeous book when she was 19. If that doesn't make you want to get a move on, nothing will.
- Dip into Sylvia Plath's Journals. I generally keep this out and can just flip it open to any page to feel inspired - for a little while, she got the balance just right.