It’s not easy to get into writing mood. Inside your room with some of your things around you, perseveringly visual things: books (unwritten, currently working on, books that have been or being read), keepsakes (sentimental, encouragement, with the belief that they will keep you going throughout the day ), a teddy bear with a crooked eye (that only you can love, brings a smile to your face, devoted iconography to a teddy bear) and paintings (that are threatening to take over the place). I think we all have are ‘things’ our totems, totems of memory and of things that we have achieved. Then again your writers room is not engaged with the real world. Maybe you won’t find the books you’ve written on a Best Sellers Booklist or your art hanging on a well-known Gallery wall. Perhaps you will be gratified that they are not.