As promised—(whee, I found my camera!)—here’s a picture of the writing room at our new apartment! That desk was my grandfather’s, and it’s where I do most of my writing. Well, when I’m not at Starbucks, anyway. Oh, and lest you worry that my bookshelf isn’t well-stocked, just remember we have several more bookshelves. This one’s just for books on writing and pretty hardcover new-releases.
It’s true! We have two desks in the writing room! This is the less-used one, because it’s small and antique and has a large crack running from end to end. However, it’s the PERFECT size for laying out note cards while attempting to rearrange and rework troublesome sections of the novel.
This is pretty similar to the first picture, obviously, except it shows you my fun dandelion painting (which was a MAJOR score at Urban Outfitters—it had no price tag and a tiny smudge on it, and they let me buy it for a mere $5) and my guitar. That’s, you know, for when I get stuck or tired or frustrated and just need a relaxing little break. Lately, my go-to songs for this type of break include the song Gwyneth Paltrow sang on Glee (“Forget You,” the clean version of a song by Cee Lo), “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” (because Christmas is about much more than presents and decorations and ninjabread, and singing about it helps me remember that), and “Hey, Jude” (by the Beatles, but I hope you knew that already).
You can’t tell from these pictures, but the windows look out into trees and hills. It’s a peaceful room for writing and reading (there’s a big reading chair on the opposite end of the room, but the pictures I took of it looked kind of lame, so I spared you all).
So, speaking of writing and reading, I have a LOT to do.
But…um…it’s Christmas Eve Eve today, and that only happens once a year. Plus, I will be running full-speed ahead starting next week. There’s a time for goals, and a time for rest.
Today, I shall rest.
Hope everyone’s having a lovely week—remember to rest amid the busybusybusy!
Merry Christmas Eve Eve to you all! ❤