We recently moved from our small town to the city! I love my office in our new home, but this office in our small-town house will always have a special place in my heart because it was my first dedicated office.
Another Dad-crafted item is this "clip wheel" that reminds me of those order wheels chefs use in cafés. It's perfect for hanging research materials, inspirational cards, coupons, tickets ... whatever suits my fancy.
Another favorite addition: a world map used as a blotter on my desk. I'm inspired looking at continents I've never visited and countries I would love to tour – or at least set a story in.
The comfy chair doubles as my office chair as well as a great place for my husband to plop for an update on our days or a quick brainstorming session.
And no, my desk isn't always neat and tidy. Here's what it looks like when I'm on deadline:
I write on a trusty MacBook Pro laptop, so if I ever need a change of scenery, I can easily move my office out to the front porch . . .Kansas prairie garden my husband has created in our backyard.
I love writing outdoors with our kitties snoozing beside me and the birds and fountain making music to write by. My studio is where my writing day begins every weekday morning. But more and more, around mid-morning, I find myself bringing my laptop out to the hub of the house...curled up on the sofa by the fireplace, or perched on a tall bar stool at the counter in our sunny kitchen.
My first novel was written at this kitchen table: But where we lived then, it was our only table, meaning before we could eat supper each evening, I had to put away all my research books and notes and move my little computer so we could fit our family of six around the dinner table.
Recently my husband suggested I try to "import" some of that productivity to my own office by turning it into a mini coffee shop. A Keurig coffeemaker was just the ticket. Now I can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea at the push of a button, two steps from my desk.
Thanks for coming along on the tour. I hope you've enjoyed this peek into my writing world.