A writer friend asked a bunch of novelists for photos of their desks or writing areas. I thought my blog readers might appreciate seeing where I create. I didn't straighten up. I just grabbed my iPhone and shot it just the way it is.
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Here's what you see:
- My "bucket list" (7 things to do before I die) taped to the bookcase doors. [Note: since writing this bucket list in 2006, I have accomplished two of the seven things and partially accomplished one more]
- My Apple 27" LED display (oh how I LOVE this large display!)
- The corner of my MacBook Pro which is plugged into the display as well as to my external hard drive.
- Sticky notes to myself about my books, Bible verses, writing advice.
- The corner of my Dymo printer (labels and stamps)
- On the raised tray cover, my timelines (original in center & new one in progress on left) for the book I'm revising. Beneath them are other forms and notes related to this revision.
- My Circa notebook "rolling outline journal" with notes regarding current revisions (on right side of tray cover).
- In the tray, my Logitech Trackman Wheel (protects my wrist from tendinitis and carpal tunnel) sitting on my Brandilyn Collins' "Big Honkin' Chickens Club" mouse pad (I'm the VP of the club).
- My Apple keyboard
- Cords for keyboard, track wheel, and my iPhone
- Checks to be deposited for the HOA (I'm the treasurer)
Yes, chaos is the condition my office too often is in. As a deadline nears, my desk gets piled with stacks and stacks of papers that threaten to topple over until I finish a book or finish revisions or finish edits or finish proofs. Then I sort through and toss or file. And then they start stacking up all over again. Thank goodness for the door I can close to hide the chaos from guests.