Writers need a desk or flat service of some sort during their quest for words on the page. I’ve seen all shapes and sizes of desks– long, narrow, high, low, round, square, wood, glass or soft, as in your lap, and once the rail of a deck. We find inspiration everywhere whether we sit or stand to work. But our cubicles, bedrooms, kitchens or offices have special items that add to our inspiration.
Today we’re chatting about our favorite items on our desks. I have two desks. One is a big unit with a lighted hutch. I use this desk for household and internet work and spur of the moment writing. The computer has more oomph than my manuscript computer, so it’s handy for photos and website work.
When I write, though, I escape to an extra bedroom I’ve made into my special place. It’s neater than my big desk 🙂 . As my mood shifts, I move around items on my desk. Besides my notes for the current story, I often have a silver heart that’s sometimes a paperweight and often times a talisman for thoughts. It’s smooth and heavy in the palm of my hand.
Other items on my desk are whimsy things I found and fell in love with. They move around the surface, but offer up silent encouragement and make me smile.
The most heartwarming “items” are my cats. Kitty is about 5 months old in this photo.
She loved to take her naps when I sat down to write. Most of the time she didn’t cover my notes, but all the time she kept me company. She bonded with our son and lives with him now. I miss her. My current cats, Neo and Sophie love when I sit in my office. They love to sit on the keyboard, race around the monitor and otherwise irritate me until I get out of my chair. Not a good thing when inspiration strikes.
I love anything that shows the art of reading. This photo has my favorite Story Teller elf, my Rabbit Reader and a Mother mouse reading to her young one. All make me smile and remind me that reading is what transports me to other worlds and stories are the life blood of readers.
What special items rest on your desk, giving you inspiration and a whisper of motivation? Share your items with us. We’d love to see your pictures, too.
And be sure and note the sidebar for future dates we’ve planned. The fun continues with my writer friends. I can’t wait to see what items live on their desks. Check out their links below.
Contemporary Romance Writers Tamra Baumann – Jamie Wesley – Kat Cantrell – Priscilla Kissinger – Lauren Christopher | Paranormal romance writers Kay Hudson | Romantic Suspense Writers Carol Post – Sharon Wray | Novels with Romantic Elements Natalie Meg Evans – Jean Willett | Sweet & Faith-based Romance Writers KD Fleming – Kristen Ethridge | Historical Romance Writers Kathleen Bittner-Roth – Wendy LaCapra
And for more fun, I’m sharing KD Fleming [2012 Golden Heart winner!] and her May release, HER HOMETOWN REPORTER. Below is a teaser and several links to help you find the book 🙂
TOBY HENDRICKS HAS THE INSIDE SCOOP ON GINA LAWSON
The reporter is looking for a story that’ll be his ticket out of his small Georgia town. With her political connections, legal assistant Gina Lawson could help Toby realize his aspirations. Their friendship is just an added bonus, but falling in love isn’t part of his five-year plan.
Gina’s devoted to her family and community, and doesn’t plan to ever leave. Though she finds her favorite reporter maddeningly irresistible, she must guard her heart. But when a betrayal of trust threatens to shatter both their dreams, will Gina and Toby learn that they share the same values after all?