For at least two years my life has been dominated by building the Artist's Studio as an Airbnb holiday let www.meadowcottagenorfolk.com Currently I have builders in the cottage, tanking my walls against appalling damp and finally, after five years of nothing but a wood burner, I have central heating. It is a revelation! I've spent a great deal of my life frozen cold, but the worst of it began in the rental property (known as Cold Comfort Farm) that preceded my buying Meadow Cottage. I'm not foolish enough to purchase a cottage in freezing North Norfolk (arctic winds and subzero temperatures) without heating, but the heating that was here was electric, it failed to make the radiators anything but tepid and the first quarters bill was £1300 so I reached for the off switch. Creative productivity plummets when one is frozen stiff, so now I am excitedly looking forward to getting back to my warm insulated office and cosying up to my keyboard with a number of new story ideas. I am also about to simplify my work and focus on two key elements. Income and literary output. As an individual with many ideas for schemes that interest me I have a tendency to become dissipated and with so many balls to juggle I lose focus. I am now rationalising my office and making sure that what it contains are things I need and those things that bring me joy. My new streamlined creative space is going to reflect my desire to focus on my writing, my teaching and my business.