Being a writer, and committing to writing a novel is such a challenge. A majority of the work is tedious, unromantic, and mentally taxing. However, it is an incredible experience. Your characters come to life, you become absorbed in their every detail, and you become their most devoted fan.
Writers are also some of the biggest readers that you will find; I think writing has overall made me appreciate how much energy and work is poured into developing a story, complex relationships, and believable characters.
Below are some pictures from my study, and some other pictures that have inspired me.