Thursday, August 09, 2007

Let's talk about workspaces, woo hoo.

I used to have a desk. Like any good desk, it was covered with craploads of stuff, because that is what desks are for -- to put things on.

I don't write at my desk. There's too much crap on it, and it's not a comfortable place for me to write. I write in the green chair in my "office," which consists of the green chair and ottoman in the living room.

So now, my crapload of stuff is on the ottoman. Mail, magazines, notes about manuscripts (yellow sticky notes, of course -- can't find a notebook to save my life), my sexy half-glasses -- yup, nothing makes you feel old like 1.5 prescription half glasses so you can read the computer screen.

And today, I think we have reached maximum capacity. Things are falling off. I have a small space cleared for my tootsies to rest, and the piles are bleeding over into my space.

I may actually have to go through and sort things.

I hate doing that.

What does your workspace look like? Am I alone? Or is clutter important to you too?

And most importantly, what is on your desk?

4 comments:

Buggy said...

I thought writers were allowed to be cluttery.
I would like a picture of the green chair please.
My desk? You don't want to know.
But I do have a chair I usually put my feet on, and it's got too much stuff now, so I feet knock everything off.

Jolene said...

I don't even own a desk. I have never been able to work at one in my entire life. Even when I had to (in an office), I would usually sit back and work more in my lap.

I wish I had a big comfy chair to work in, but I still have not gotten around to buying real furniture. Partly because I'm cheap, partly because I'm lazy, and partly because I'm noncommittal (don't want to buy a heap of furniture if I'm not sure I'll be living here forever).

So I just sit on my bed. While the clutter mostly doesn't live there (because I do have to sleep, after all), it does live elsewhere. Self-respect prevents me from disclosing to you how extensive it is.

By the way, I finally got around to preordering the book. Still squeeeing with excitement. Also, just some advance warning - once it comes out, I might have to come stalk you so I can get it autographed.

ERiCA said...

Like any good desk, it was covered with craploads of stuff, because that is what desks are for -- to put things on.

LOL, I resemble this remark! Plus I have a behemoth of a monitor, such that only half the surface of my desk is available for my teetering piles of stuff I'm procrastinating. =)

ilse said...

My current desk is the dining room table, which holds my laptop, Landru's laptop, the printer, the iPod dock, the PDA dock...

In the past, my desks have been relatively neat. Last task every day is to straighten the desk so it's organized -- it's impossible for me to work in a cluttered space. A place for everything, and everything in its place, don'tcha know.