To be a productive freelance writer, you need a well organised workspace. You might burn a candle. You might also have a notebook and pen nearby to write down your ideas as they arise. What items do you have in your writing workspace?
On my desk I usually have: my laptop, 2 drinks, recipe folder, hair brush, magnetic hematite stones, and vitamins. Within arms reach I have a pencil case, several notebooks, and whatever book I'm reading at the time.
A water bottle, as well as a jug and glass for more water infused with lemon.
Laptop and Internet modem.
Notebooks x 3 and pens.
A couple of affirmation cards
A writing award (certificate) displayed
Surrounded by artworks and media lanyards
That is my home office. The office at the mainstream media clients site has similar on my desk - plus add design specs and CD roms to that list!
Unfortantely my writing workspace is currently my kitchen table, so it houses my laptop, a vase of flowers, the tray from my son's high chair, coasters, a toy monkye, and some unopened mail. Ideally I would eventually like to have an office again, with a desk devoted to writing. My old office had a desk (with Milky Way bars in one drawer as bribes when I finished a chapter), bookshelves and a few inspiring pictures on the wall. For now I have to be where I can keep an eye on the kids.