While it is obvious to say that what you create is more important than where you create, a lot can be said for having an environment that is conducive to inspiring you. I know for a fact that my office acts as a huge source of inspiration for me. The walls are crammed with framed movie posters, photographs and autographs. Shelves are full of action figures and movie memorabilia. It is my space for creating. I look around and I see inspiration, dreams and achievements. They are snapshots of where I’ve been and teasers of where I’m going.
This photo is a rare look inside my office where I spend many an hour behind the keyboard. As you can tell, I am a huge Star Wars fan. The action figures on display are only a small fraction of my collection. I need to finish building the display shelves so I can get some more out from storage. I’ve been collecting since I was kid and there are many great memories just on those shelves alone. Standing in line after seeing “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980 to buy FX-7. ” The Phantom Menace” midnight toy release at Toys R’ Us in May 1999. Some are birthday gifts, Christmas gifts and last minute eBay snipes. I’ve been collecting for 36 years. I doubt I’ll be stopping anytime soon.
On the other side of the middle monitor is my final draft of “Don’t Make Me Come Down There”. I’m hoping to have it wrapped in the next three months.