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Where We Write

gregvaneekhout was asking in one of his posts where we write as a change from him showing us where he writes. I had put this off hoping to have my usual assortment of "helpers" in my office with me. But by the time all the helpers show up, I'm so focused on whatever I'm doing that I forget to take a photo. Ok, so it's a poor excuse.


Here is my writing spot in the house, my office that also handles all the family business and where I do my other job related to taxes. That small table holds my laptop, currently closed. I use two computers at once during tax season.

Dog has helpfully shown me where I should be sitting, not standing and taking photo.


[Edit] Ok, Jasper. That's nothing. Here are the other two walls of my office from the opposite corner. Our house is filled with books and shelves, but here in my little world, it's 90% SFF. I expect to add the Wannoshay Cycle here very soon.


This is my real writing spot, but sometimes I avoid it, for whatever reason. The back side roof has sprung a leak where some squirrels decided to rip out the insulation and build a nest. One of my photos was ruined as a result, a favorite of a special place in Denmark where I've always planned to set a universe.


And this is what it looks like inside, a bit neglected right now. No writing on the white board, where I play with story ideas. But this is where the Mouse King's universe was born and where all the weirdo fairies live.

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michaeljasper
Oct. 30th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'd take either of those offices! I love all the books in the first photo -- I really need to get some built-in bookcases in my own office. I love the big window, too.

Though the cabin is quite sweet, too...!

Thanks for sharing.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
books? you call that "all the books"? I just updated with a photo from the opposite corner. Three walls of my office are books.

Oz
michaeljasper
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Holee Schnikee!

That's a pile of books. Too awesome. Hope you have room for mine. :)
gregvaneekhout
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, I really envy you all the space for your books.

We moved from a two-bedroom in Phoenix to a one-bedroom in San Diego, and most of our books now reside in storage, alas.

And I really, really, really dig your little writing cabin!
birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
The Dude built most of the bookcases in my office, the ones to the left of the door are Ikea. He builds them narrower than commercial ones so they take up less space. He puts them in hallways, bedrooms, wherever. But yes, I sympathize with your plight. He still has all his professional meteorological and physics books in about 20 boxes in the basement.

The cabin has heat of sorts. It has electricity. I could put some sort of coffee maker down there, though I usually just carry a thermos. It has a dock for the ipod. It needs internet, though. No phone, just wireless. Working on that.
kelly_yoyo
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
I love seeing your workspace! Thanks for posting.

That is one holeymoley lot of books, and such a pretty dog.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
that's just the SFF. Some day I'll post photo after photo of the household books.
tcastleb
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to drool over all your books in person. :>) And--hey! I recognize that green bag!
birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. So it is. And my laptop next to it. Usually PD is sleeping on top of the laptop. He hates it when I have it open and there's less room to spread out.
jehanni
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
I can testify: she has more books. He has more books. They have more books. I have bookshelf envy. Mine/ours are in boxes mostly.

And, as a fond remembrance, my English profs at Beloit had (literally, no pardoning the pun) lined their basement with books: gave them double the R-factor of their original insulation, at least. It looks just like the tapestries, only 3-D and explorable. It's my goal for decorating at least one room.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
The Dude should be in business building custom bookcases. He's certainly had a lot of practice at it. We always outrun our shelf capacity.
mount_oregano
Oct. 31st, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
The books are impressive, but the trees are, too.
rachel_swirsky
Nov. 1st, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
We own an iteration of that red dragon puppet!

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