Gail's Workspace

Thought you might enjoy seeing the "place where the magic happens," Gentle Reader. After much sorting of furniture and rearranging of stuff the AB and I decided it was possible for me to take the tiny little front room (the second bedroom for what, a cat?) of our little victorian apartment as my office. This was (and still is) very exciting to me. For the first time since I first got a computer (an Apple LC II in high school ~ parents, probably not a good idea to give your writer child the choice between a computer and braces then end up with cooked teeth and a Mac addiction) I am not sleeping in the same room as my computer! I know, amazing!

So in my little office, I have a standing desk for most of my writing and internet puttering.

Let me see, from mid left clockwise on top of desk (actually a CB2 Mini Bar): little silver drawers, Ross (for binder clips, paperclips, white out, tape, postit tags, erasers, hole punch, and the like); West Elm S shelves on their backs and used to raise computer up to eye level; my baby "Helen the Fair" MacBook Air; some pretties; globe Ikea light; laminated Ross box filled with vintage books; story bibles and notebooks; 4 alarm clock; cat paperweight; always troublesome wireless keyboard and mouse set up; back up drive; Sharper Image egg timer, photos of my parents).
Bellow the desk: CB2 Lucite bar stool (for the times when I am very lazy, usually late at night); Ross storage boxes (one for packing tape, pens, glue, that kind of thing and the other for computer related cords); writing books and constantly used secondary research books; contract binders; cardholder, hole punch, pencil sharpener; filing cabinet with life's paperwork crammed inside).

And I have a sitting desk, currently spread with my mind map for Deportment & Deceit where I do copy editing, accounts, and research.

Upper left to right: Ross pen holder (meant to be a remote control holder but I knew better); Ross box full of postal stuff; Orchid Ne Years gift (still alive!); to file and sort items including my daily planners; best leaning desk lamp ever "borrowed" form the AB; my water bottle, West Elm red chair that I love an unreasonable amount.
On the pull out keyboard self are all my current open writing projects and a few reading ones, currently a short story I hope to get up in ebook form, three more for me to reread to see if they are good enough, and Secret Project Audio.)

Two desks is a very exciting thing but pretty much fill up the entirety of my little office (yes, I cleaned them up a bit for the photos). The rest of it is crammed with shoes, a spine shelf of research books, event attire, and boxes of mailing stuff, sewing equipment and the like. I'm contemplating another filing cabinet but not certain how I will fit it in. But the puffy envelopes and extra editions of the books seem to be taking over what little space is left.


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Kindle reviews for sale. Ah, the internet.

Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Working rough draft.
Sooooo . . . close . . .
Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Have seen cover sketch for cover and it is fabulous!

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last. Out now!

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!

Book News:
Appearing on the Roundtable Podcast

Quote of the Day:
I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
~ William Lyon Phelps
(I choose the second option.)