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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.



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!
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.