"Living in NYC causes any inch of space to become a Swiss Army Knife of functionality. For a long time I only had my bed or couch as my 'work' area. Acquiring a wall to fit a desk was something I took very seriously. I spent time curating a mini world of inspiration and beauty in which I could create other worlds of inspiration and beauty. Adding fresh flowers, a lit candle, and a pot of tea is a must for me to feel ready to settle into a long writing session."