The office of Sheila English recently moved to a smaller space and redecorating has not completed, but the important things are there: computer, gadgets, nick knacks, dog beds and reference books. The trick is to surround yourself with equal parts; encouragement and dedication.
For encouragement there gifts from clients and friends that are scattered throughout the room. Reminders of positive relationships and experiences decorate each corner. For dedication, which is a way of reminding yourself to stay on task, there are awards and trophies as a reminder to do quality work, not just a lot of work. There’s technology everywhere as a reminder to stay current and forward-thinking. There’s cork boards with
reminders, folders with project information and a large bookshelf full of helpful resources.
Since more than eight hours a day are spent in the room there’s a comfortable couch for visitors and three dogs beds near the small fire place.
It is a home office in Kentucky. The COS studio itself is located in California. But, script and copy writing and novel writing happens here. Approximately 8 hours goes toward working for Circle of Seven Productions each day, six days a week. Currently, ten hours a week goes toward writing novels, but a New Year’s resolution may change that in 2012.