This past week, I did the 7 days of black and white photos challenge on Facebook. The last picture I posted was of my desk. I realized that I keep a lot of crap on my desk. And by crap I mean very necessary stuff.
I thought it might be fun to give you a guided tour, so I converted the picture back to color and added a few guideposts. This is my writing view most every day:
Allow me to show you around:
A) Hand lotion. The rarified air of authordom is dry. Very, very dry.
B) Cup of rarely used writing utensils. Apparently, before the QWERTY keyboard became all the rage, people used things called pens and pencils. I keep some here for nostalgic purposes, but find I have mostly forgotten how to use them. For the record, I never run with those scissors. Heck, I never run at all, so no worries there. I love the mug, though. Fodder bought it for me. It says, “True Love and Romance – In this issue: Being A Bad Cook Is the Smartest Move A Girl Could Ever Make” True. So True.
C) Bunny stickers and index cards. Both very necessary to the the plotting process.
D) Sassy pants sticky notes. Because I wear sassy pants most every day. Used only for special occasions.
E) The sparkly rainbow alligator and flamingo paper clip guard the last of my pretty postage stamps. These are particularly valuable, because they are Forever Stamps, so their street value keeps increasing.
F) Fu*king reading glasses because I am old. But it you look behind the glasses, you see I have an ENTIRE PACK OF ROLOS. So, I may be old, but I am an old broad with Rolos.
G) Mechanical caterpillar. Because.
H) All electronics are propped to ergonomically correct heights courtesy of World Book Encyclopedia (M, (j)K, and 1968 here).
I) More sticky notes. And flags. Because I lurrrrve them.
J) Library card. Kept on hand for at-home book emergencies. I also keep one on my keychain.
K) 28″ television used as monitor because I am old (see F). Also allows me to switch from author to chair potato at the press of a button.
L) Stack of boxed note cards used for book mailings. Includes Jane Austen quote cards, classic Harlequin cover postcards, cute typewriter cards, and an assortment of foil embossed cards with things like, “First of all, you’re really pretty” and “You’re so cool, and I’m not even mad about it.”
M) Dongle. *giggles*
N) Macbook: the brains of the operation. Also supported by World Book Encyclopedias spelling W(xyz), (q)R, I, T, E.
O) I am told the out of doors lies beyond these dusty blinds. I’m going there shortly. Wish me luck.
And there you have it. Welcome to my world.
How have things been in your world this week?