Here is the reality of what my office looks like on the day of publication. This is what it looked like yesterday, the day I published THE EVE:
Stuff. Stuff everywhere...
I just have to wonder how I always have so many boxes in my office?!
To be honest, this was AFTER I had started picking things up a bit... Shameful.
There was even a day where it looked like this... This is what happens when 5 packages come in one day and I have no time to deal with any of them.
I pretty much live in my office for those last few weeks. I eat in here. I wrap packages in here. I make calls from here. Pretty much all but sleep in here.
So today seemed like a good day to reclaim my office, now that THE EVE is out. Man, it felt good, lol. So I decided to give you a little tour of my office now that it doesn't look quite like a hurricane tore through it.
Ta-da! There she is! My office is an octagon shape and I love it! It can make it tricky to set up as a room, but it gives it so much character.
I don't know that a writers office can really be complete without a couch. Sometimes you can't think creatively unless you're laying down and closing your eyes.
This would be where I keep all of my proof copies of my books, as well as the majority of my plotting notebooks.
One of my most prized possessions: a typewriter from my great-grandmother who passed away a few years ago. This thing has so much history to it. It is beautiful and I treasure it.
Where the "magic happens!"
My desk. I FINALLY have dual monitors. Makes a writers life so much easier.
This whiteboard is critical. And huge (4 feet x 4 feet). And it is scary when it is blank. This morning it was filled with leftover editing/plotting notes for THE EVE. "What is to come next" you ask? Awesomeness. That's what.
Ugh. The overflowing closet that has no door. I keep a lot of things in here. Someday I will organize it a bit better. And I hope that someday I have a door on it so I don't have to look at it all the time...
And in that closet there are a lot of books. Behold, copies of the FALL OF ANGELS, old and new covers alike. There are even a few copies of the original EDEN peaking out back there.
What I Didn't Say...
The Eden Trilogy. Well, almost. Copies of THE EVE will be here soon...
And the author who inhabits this space...
This room is my sanctuary. This room is where I create worlds. This room is where I escape to them.