A Writer’s Desk
Any writer can tell you their desk is truly wherever they have a pen and paper…or smart phone or tablet…in hand. I personally always have a small notebook and pen with me. Old school habit I guess. I generally only use my phone in a pinch.
But, when I am home, I have my desk. There my laptop always sits, readily waiting.
I live in New York. Brooklyn to be exact, and as you might guess, my space is shall we say…limited. There is no separate office space. No room in which I can close the door and be one with my writing. That is unless I want to lock myself in the bathroom with my laptop…which I don’t. So, instead I have a corner in my living room which I have made into my own mini writer’s den. There I have my desk and it is stocked with all the things I love.
Books are all around me… on my desk …under it…in a bookcase off to my left. I have pencil cups stocked full of pens. Though I only write with a select few. Papers and folders and dictionaries…oh my!
And, just for good measure a painted Day of the Dead skull that I lovingly call La Loca, who keeps me company when I write late into the night.
As as painter, I also always feel more inspired when surrounded by images and things that inspire me. So, I have paintings, sculptures and posters all around that motivate and drive me. On my walls I have paintings done by my father which he completed as a young man. Mixed in with those are my own paintings and drawings done by my son. As well as a poster of one of my favorite paintings by Frida Kahlo.
This little corner is my haven where I dream up stories of love and romance. I have taken special care in choosing what is there. Maybe one day I will have a great library and office. But for now I am happy to type way in my small corner in Brooklyn.
That was just a bit about my writer’s desk. Please check out these other fabulous writers who are also blogging about their writing spaces today, Wednesday, February 11.
Visit them and find out just how different we are and yet how similar. They are:
Del Carmen writes hot, kinky, satisfying erotica. Visit her at www.mydelcarmen.com
Also writing as Maria Ferrer at
Mercedes Cruz writes fun and kinky erotica based on characters living in New York City. Visit her at www.mercedescruz.