Greetings and salutations! First of all, I want to thank Carolyn for having me on the blog today. Thanks so much, Carolyn!
So when Carolyn asked me to take part in her “Where Stories Are Made” feature, I wrote back and told her that I’d be happy to – as long as she gave me time to clean up my office first. Lucky for me, she agreed. LOL. Otherwise, you guys would have to avert your eyes from the mess.
I have to say that my office is nothing special – there’s no great view or anything like that. It’s just a room in my house where my computer is. All I really need to write is my computer and some quiet time to myself – and pens. I’m always on the lookout for a good marker/highlighter that I can use to edit manuscripts. I still prefer to edit on paper, rather than on the computer screen.
Let’s move on to the fun stuff – the toys. Okay, okay, so they’re not really toys per se but just little knickknacks that I’ve picked up over the years on various trips and more. These sit on top of my desk above my monitor. As you can see, I like everything from Hello Kitty to Wonder Woman to James Bond.
One of the cool things about being an author and going to various conferences is that you get to meet so many other folks who love books just as much as you do – everyone from readers to bloggers to other authors. A very nice reader gave me the fan and the strawberry that you see in this photo. The strawberry is cloth and actually opens up into a really cool bag.
Also, I have a dry erase board and a calendar on the wall next to my desk. Every month, I mark down the deadlines for various projects that I need to finish on the board, while the calendar is there to help me see what’s coming up. A woman who runs a bookstore in Australia sent me the calendar as gift, which was very nice of her.
And one other interesting thing in my office is my bookcase (something else that needs to be cleaned out). Here are some of my books. Some of these are recent reads, while others are stacked up here because I’ve run out of room to put them in the bookcase itself.
So there you have it – some things in my office. What about you guys? What does your writing or reading space look like?