I have good news and bad news. The good is that I have an entire room for my creative space! Super lucky at the moment. The downside is that I have many different creative spheres... Besides writing for BellaOnline, I write fiction, and letters, and follow/comment on a number of online topics, daily. One wall is for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet tools and projects (the stash is in two other places in the house). Family and business accounting and record keeping share the two walls with desk and computer. My recipe collection sits in a two-drawer file cabinet with the household/business equipment manuals, writing folders in another two drawer cabinet. Have I mentioned I can be a bit OCD?
There are half a dozen banker's file boxes full of photos and family memorabilia sitting under the work table because I am in the middle of a major family history scrap booking project....
Upside: I have so many neat things to choose from each day. Downside: ditto, mainly because I am so greedy about wanting to do everything--now!--that I had put off doing years ago because chores came first. I need a 32 hour day, at least!
I have found it very useful to separate generating ideas from research and actually writing the article. I make a new file and jot down ideas or interesting quotes whenever I encounter them, then have a day (usually Wednesday or Thursday) when I'll spend time researching and making notes on any or several of the file ideas. Then when I sit down on Friday to write the article for that week, I pick one of the ideas' files and flesh it out--which saves me having to face a blank screen and operate from scratch! Saturday morning is my post date.
Still, there will be some weeks when the pickings are thin, usually because I'm caught up using my creative juices on some other project. Conversely, some weeks can generate several article outlines. I admit that I am not working hard at this particularly project to the exclusion of all others. I'm rather newly retired and mostly enjoying the freedom to indulge as many of my dreams as possible in the day... BellaOnline and the taxes are the only deadlines keeping me even halfway 'adult' about my schedule, LOL.