My NaNoRoomo. I Live in the Bathroom

I have officially kicked my husband out of the bathroom.








We have six kids and four bedrooms. The Only place I get any privacy is the master bathroom. For some reason, my kids, husband and even our two dogs leave me alone when I am in the bathroom. Imagine that.

My  entire family is wondering why mom has so many stomach aches lately. You should hear the hushed comments at dinner  "pss. man, mom sure does go to the bathroom a lot now, what's she been eating?" "I don't know dude, but did you see her carrying those books in there? Gross, she is turning in to dad. She must be reading on the toilet like dad does with the sport's section." Ha Ha tee hee. and they laugh.

But, I have the last laugh. They don't have a clue.
               I suppose I feel sorry for my husband, he has to use one of the kid's bathrooms, but I am getting pretty cozy in mine.        I cannot believe that this was the answer all a long.
                         Who knew? I can actually get work done? I can write. I can chart. I can make really big  plotlines and plot charts & character boards and nobody bothers them or tells me to move them.
and I can read! Undisturbed. I know what you are thinking, "I sound disturbed." I have moved into the bathroom for the month of November.


Don't worry, there is a bathtub & a shower (so the tub is a little hard to use at the moment) & I won't show you the toilet or my husband really would kill me.

I have everything I need. I even took all of the towels out of the armoire and I am using it for , you guessed it, books.


and... just tonight, I moved another table and my desktop in to my bathroom.


Now if I could get a bed in to my bathroom, I would not have to leave until December 1st. I may play this mommy has a tummy ache game even after NaNo ends.


So how about you? Do you have a special place to write? Have any of you had to create  make-shift writing spaces? I would love to hear your creative ideas? A closet? A bathroom?





25 comments:

  1. I LOVE this. Alas there is only one bathroom in my house so I would never get away with taking it over. I have a corner of my room all set up for writing and since I'm the only in here, I can write as late as I want, as long as I want and leave everything all over the place. I enjoy this freedom very much.

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  2. This is so funny. Before I had my computer, I used to take my notebooks into the bathroom. It was too small by half, but it was quiet and nobody disturbed me. Well, until dinner time.

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  3. This is just awesome (and that wardrobe is beautiful btw). I have a tiny corner of the dining room next to the radiator. No wonder I've trashed my arm, I'm all folded up :-)

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  4. I love it! I always thought modern master bathroom were a waste of space. I wish my kids would leave me alone in the bathroom. I have to lock the door if I don't want them crawling all over me.

    My writing desk is in our sunroom along with an old love seat from my grandmother and toys and books.

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  5. Writing in the bathroom is a new one. I've sat on the living room floor with the laptop on the ottoman, the couch in the basement, my office computer. I even sat cross-legged on the kitchen counter one time. I've found if I sit at the dining room table, I get more done, assuming I sit where I can't see the TV beckoning to me. The chair's aren't comfortable, but that just keeps me from relaxing too much and falling asleep. Of course, when I do start to relax and fall asleep in those chairs, it's time to call it a night.

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  6. And even better, you don't have to leave the room to...um...go to the bathroom.

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  7. There's something sacrosanct about the bathroom. That used to be my time-out room and no one, including the cat that never let me out of sight ventured to enter. Good for you for finding your save NaNo place.

    I've been trying to post here for a three days and finally Disqus let me in.

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  8. LOL! This has got to be the first. I love it! Now if only I can find a bathroom that big.

    P.S. I have to agree with C. Lee McKenzie. I run into issues posting here too.

    Denise Baer
    http://skippingstonememories.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh my gosh, your post had me smiling and laughing the whole time. I have one room that I've turned into my office. Mostly I use it for editing pictures, but right now I use it for writing.

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  10. LOL! Your post had me smiling and laughing. I love the story-board, and the desk! I actually write on our dining room table in the wee hours of morning, in mid-day between homeschool lessons, and in a dance studio lobby while my kids are in class.

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  11. This is such a great idea! I always refer to my bathroom as my office, because I spend so much time in there between long showers, and daily maintenance. At least you are actually doing something constructive in there! These photos should be featured in a bath remodeling magazine. Julie

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  12. That is brilliant! Wow...that is a great use of space. I couldn't tell it was the bathroom until I noticed the tub. Funny story, too! Enjoy your writing time and space. :)

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  13. How I wish I could set up my bathroom in a similar way, Melissa! Very clever. And can I just say "Holy cow!" to the six kids thing. Incredible. You are clearly very accomplished. Perhaps a bit of a masochist, too.... LOL! I can't wait to read more and I'm thrilled and flattered that you've begun following me. Many thanks for the vote of confidence! BTW, is your book for sale yet? Where might I find it? Sounds like a page turner!

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  14. That is too hilarious... has no one gone into the bathroom and noticed all the sticky notes?? At least you have your own room now:)

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  15. Love, love, love, love, love, LOVE this. Hehehe! I'm still giggling!

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  16. Haha, I love it! Way to think creatively to carve out some time for yourself!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  17. Greetings From Southern California

    You sound like my daughter. She has kid/husband problems too. Her bathroom is one of her favorite hideouts.

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

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  18. That's funny. I guess if you were going to have only one room to live in, the bathroom would have a lot of advantages.
    I'm fortunate in that when all my kids grew up and moved out it left us with extra unused bedrooms which we converted into offices--one for me and one for my wife. They are easily converted into sleeping rooms when we have a guest. I kind of wish the kids were still here though.


    Lee
    Blogging from A to Z

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  19. I LOVE that you write in your bathroom, what a great setup. For NaNo I unplug my laptop and get cozy on the recliner in our front room. :)

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  20. This is pure awesome. you are my new hero!

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  21. Hahahahahaha! I LOVE this! You do what you gotta do, right?

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  22. Oh man! I just...wow... you need hero music!

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  23. I have some - shall we say - quiet-challenged neighbours where I live, so I usually end up with my writing space being a table by the window of this little cafe down the town. Another favourite is my dad's conservatory (although it's only good for summer time, and I think he'd like it back at some point when the weather is warm).

    I love the pics of your bath *cough* writing room :D.

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