This was a difficult one this week, because I was thinking of stuff I didn’t like to do, and I couldn’t really think of anything. Oh, sure, you couldn’t pay me to go to an enemy’s funeral or give my biological father a kidney, but that stuff is pretty much a given. And it’s so negative, when so much positive stuff is happening in my life right now.
Positive stuff like getting a new office set up! So I guess you couldn’t pay me to trade my office for a different set up!
Let me show you some pictures:
That is my old desk, waiting for the rain to stop so it can go in the yard with a “free to good home” sign on it. Getting rid of it is bitter sweet. This is, to date, the desk where I’ve written every single one of my books. And that’s a lot of books. I sat at this desk to write Blood Ties book one: The Turning, right up through The Bride. But it was time for a change.
Once we moved the desk out, the dogs discovered the window:
As you can see, Sammy is not interested in sharing the view. Also, check out the Medusa head of cords over there. Those were all under my desk. And I detangled them, but I am supernaturally good at that.
I chose to go with IKEA’s Kallax series of shelves with an attachable desk. Putting the shelves together was super easy, but easily the most time consuming.
After the desk was assembled and attached, I added two cupboard inserts and one double drawer insert.
Oh, and my books and some goofy shit:
In an attempt to continue my mental health journey, I actually put my books on these shelves, right where I can see them.
Just because things didn’t go exactly the way I wanted them to in the past ten years, I still deserve to be proud of myself. Hopefully just seeing them there will condition me to be proud of the work I’ve done!
As for the drawers, one of them is full of office supplies. The other one is full of candy and pills.
As it should be.
So now that I sit down to work, this where I’m doing it. Under the stern gazes of three Doctors who think I should definitely be writing
Yes. That is a wooden stake next to my computer. Because you never know.
So, that’s where I’m working now. I can’t show you the rest of the place, because it’s still a total shit show. But the important thing is, I’ve got a much better groove going on here, and (so far) you couldn’t pay me to change it around.
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