Thankfully, there was a solution - moving into a different room. This was something my other half and I were going to do regardless, we just didn't know if we could fit my writing area into the room as well. After several weeks of redecorating, multiple pencil drawings of possible layouts, we finally got there. Here's my new writing area:
The desk is bigger than it looks, with plenty of room for my writing books on the left and a large draw for all my pens and post-it notes (Like many writers, I'm a post-it note hoarder).
The files for my current writing projects are to the right of the desk. We'll be putting in shelving behind the curtain on the left, which will hold all my files and folders. I will still need to close the curtains when I use my laptop, but it's no where near as bright as the other room. It's also much cooler, as there is a patio door I can slide open.
As you can probably tell, I'm still Spock-crazy!