My Thotful Spot July 16, 2012Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in a-writers-life-is-never-dull, except-for-when-it-is.
No, that isn’t a typo. Really. Go read Milne if you don’t believe me.
Today, someone in one of my writing communities asked for pictures of where we work. I have two spots in the house where I will sit and write. One is in the family room, the other is my office.
Here is the family room:
That’s my backyard out there, where squirrels Cassius and Poppin live. The red striped basket and the white thing with the lime green bag in it are both knitting, and the cardboard box is the cat’s house (courtesy of J.) I actually do get work done here, surprisingly.
Then there is my office.
My desk. Yes, that is a laptop in front of a desktop monitor. The laptop is my writing weapon of choice. It’s a Windows box, running Libreoffice. The desktop is a Linux machine, running Fedora (yes, that does mean I am bitechtual). That shelf there is full of toys, and the books are references for two of the upcoming WIPs (The Sea Prince and The Navigator).
And I am not ashamed to admit that yes, the purple thing is a Disney bear. First edition, back before they changed it into Duffy.
Close up on some of the toys. You are not seeing things — that is a Yoda Stitch there. The postcard is from Shangri-La, and the button says “I love being a writer. What I hate is the paperwork.” And the pin next to the postcard holds a sign that I may have to give away soon.
So, this is where I work. Now to get back TO work!