I'm so far behind in my word count it isn't funny, but as Sue Grafton assured me in an email this morning, I can do this!
(Yes, that Sue Grafton, the A is for Alibi author. Us Nano people hang with the best.)
This year is my second year at Nano writing; and boy is it nice to be able to write anywhere I feel like it.
Free Range Writer: Me!
Lap tops: They are a wonderful thing.
Before I got a lap top computer, all my writing was done in the room pictured below.
Emails, photo editing, writing, web surfing...all of it was done only in here using a desk top computer.
cubbie to the left, next to the chair, and a pull out keyboard tray is still just under that space.
urim and thrurim I think are the correct term) of the priests of Israel. Each of the twelve tribes had a specific stone; the painting is of those stones.
The entire room was already "done" when we bought the place. The wall covering and window treatments really appealed to me at the time. A serious mahogany library/study type area, perfect for both of us to use!
We shopped for a partner's desk, and felt very something or 'nother...
Like we should serve brandy in a sniffer or play only classical music while wearing blazers and cravats.
In the corner by the french doors is a chair and foot stool. Occasionally one of us humans still sit there, most often to read the morning paper with a cup of coffee in winter.
The beach painting was done by Bernie's grandmother, the other picture is a collage of our kids in their first years of life.
The cats usually include this chair as one location in their circuit of daily naps.
Convenient for them, their litter box is discreetly tucked behind the chair almost out of sight.
Not always out of smell...if I am neglectful of my daily dipping duties.
Behind the desk hang Laura's diploma from nursing school, and my diploma from library school. I make a tsk sound every time I look at them; her BS degree diploma looks so much more impressive than my Master's degree diploma from Texas Womans University.
Stupid ol' TWU...I hated that school.
My bike gets wheeled into the room as it is just inside the front door. Usually I leave my bike in the foyer. It is easier than maneuvering it around parked cars in the garage. Texas houses may be over sized, but their two car garages are built just for two cars. Anything else is a tight fit.
Bernie used the room when he first was officed at home, then he was moved back to a company office.
At the same time that happened, I was officed at home, my company being based in Washington DC at the time, and my job required me to fly around the gulf coast area to teach attorneys research skills.
I worked using a company lap top on the main desk, and still used our desk top computer for personal work. I still feel comfortable using two computers at once, with waaaayyyyy too many windows open for most people's comfort.
After I quit that job the office was only used for when we had to use our own desk top computer.
Since I got a lap top last January, neither of us go in there much at all, except to scoop the litter box, and drop stuff into our files.
Funny how something as simple as the machine that is currently resting on my knees as I type can make an entire room unnecessary.
(The cats don't see it that way at all. They function nicely as both desk top and lap top models as they see fit. They feel that this space is perfect for show casing them, and should be maintained for their personal relaxation needs.)
While they are napping, I'm going to get back to noveling.