Home Sweet Desk

5 Feb

In celebration of having cleaned my desk enough for it to be functional again, I thought I’d share my workspace with all of you in the blogosphere:

As you can see, I’m diligently working on CAPTIVE MAGIC revisions. This is my home. I’ve got Supermassive Black Hole Radio playing on Pandora for iPad, some handy snacks, and lots of things that inspire me.

Some other points of interest:

1. My word-a-day calendar has not moved since May 6th, 2010. The word is minatory. Minatory: having a menacing quality; threatening. I like this word.

2. My wall calendar has not moved since August, 2010. (Perhaps 1 & 2 explain why I struggle to make deadlines. I never know what day it is)

3. In order to be productive, my desk must be tidy but surrounded with things that provide motivation. I have cards from friends, pictures of my godson and past trips, a few story notes, and the all-important List Of Deadlines.

Now that I’ve recalled all of those looming deadlines (and the actual date) it’s back to writing!

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6 Responses to “Home Sweet Desk”

  1. LM Preston February 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I usually squat anywhere there’s a comfy chair with my handy laptop. Love the desk though.

    • Elle Stone February 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      I’m struggling to get comfortable. The desk was buried in papers for so long that having a writing surface is a novelty!

  2. Kelly Hashway February 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I usually write from my couch. It’s comfy and I use a lap desk. I laughed at your calendars. I have one in my kitchen that is one of those block ones–you know three blocks, one for the month and two for the date. It says the same all year!

    • Elle Stone February 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

      I’ve also experimented with the block calendars. At least they’re right that one day a year! For added fun, you can make it permanently February 29th.

  3. Catherine Stine February 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I have motivational pictures in front of me too. Two photos of my MFA writing teachers (both guys), and photos I found that look like my fictional characters. I have some of my illustrations up on the wall as well.

    • Elle Stone February 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

      Good idea to stick up the character photos. Mine are stored in files on my laptop, so they don’t see daylight unless I’m in research or inspiration mode. It might give me a productivity kick if I saw everyone more often!

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