Hey, raise your hands if you thought I'd be blogging about the movie! Although I really do love that movie and invite you to tell me your favorite quotes and/or scenes from that movie, this post is about my own personal office space. That's right. I'm fortunate enough to have not just a corner but an entire room in which to write so I'm posting pictures of where the magic occasionally happens. Be still your beating hearts, right? Right.
Let's start the tour, shall we?
To answer your question (provided you were thinking it), yes. My desk is normally this neat. A while back when I was trying to solve the problem of one particular character and was adding and deleting scenes like they were going out of fashion, the desk was much messier as it was covered in paper copies of each and every one of those scenes as I attempted to Frankenstein the right scene out of them. I figured it out eventually and the desk has since been restored to its normal sense of order. In the lower left hand corner, you can see the copies of my book, Effigy, made exclusively for me as a gift from my brother and sister-in-law. This will probably sound egotistical and definitely weird but I just like to touch them and thinking about the day when I might get to see them on a shelf in a bookstore somewhere. Some days I actually write the book. Some days.
Now that you've seen where the magic happens, I can show you how the magic happens. The goblets were made for me by my sister, B. This probably wasn't the use for them she had envisioned but I seldom do what others envision. Except for all those times when I do just that. Eeek! Conformity!
This is the room's closet which is filled with books, obviously, but they're all writing themed books and literature textbooks (I used to teach high school English— fear that.) and magazines. All my old notebooks are in here as well as my sword and dagger collection. It looks less organized than it really is. But just barely.
This is the big ass storyboard being watched over by the big ass (and not at all lazy) German shepherd. I posted this picture on this blog a little while ago when I was lamenting how far behind I am in my edits and rewrites. The little yellow and pink post-it notes were all corrections that needed to be made. I am pleased to report that there is only one of these notes remaining on the big ass storyboard. The rest of them are now taped to my monitor. And there are only five of them. And two of them are recent additions that didn't make the storyboard picture. I'm not sure where to place that in the 'progress' continuum.
Well, right now I have to progress out of here. I have an early shift at The Store today and rumor has it that I get to refold both the men's and women's jean walls. Now be still my beating heart.
God, I gotta finish this book (and sell a million copies) so I can quit that job.
See you all tomorrow.