Way back at the beginning of March, Sommer from Tell Great Stories invited us to share pictures of our lair – our writing area. I didn’t have any at the time, but grabbed the camera to take some.
Yes, it did take me a whole month to take the pictures. Since I had them, however, and nothing to post for “L” yet, I held onto them.
Let’s be honest, my writing area is an embarrassing mess. Proof? This is what it looked like on April 4th. It’s worse today, and the whole room is this way.
There is one interesting thing, however: the wall. I stick tons of things on my walls! Here’s the zoom in, and what’s what!
#1. Quick summary of White Echoes’ three VOPs’ storylines.
#2. A calendar with cats! Because I can’t use an agenda. At all.
#3. Awesome wall stickers given by my twin.
#4. I once typed “I ha ha!” instead of “ha ha” in MSN. Sometimes little things become an ongoing joke. He did this card when he disguised himself as Chaplin for Halloween (and had other cards for “Yes” “No” and “I lost.”)
#5. Inglorious Basterds postcard! This one is Aldo Rayne on a pile of cadavers with the caption “A basterd’s work is never done.” I believe we’re never done learning the craft. So it went there!
#6. NaNoWriMo donor postcard. The other one fell off. Today it is replaced by Sommer's Valentine card.
#7. The tiny moon crescent was done by a friend for LARP. I think of it as a good luck charm. It’s one of the rare things I’m superstitious about.
#8. A tiny squid with a magnet! I did these myself and gave them out to Wrimos who made donations to the OLL last November.
#9. The cover for Aheila’s blog novel, Unforeseen Dives. She’s one of my wrimos, and she’s awesome.
#10. NaNoWriMo calendar, with stickers! This is how I encourage myself during the month. I give one to all the wrimos, too.
#11. Larry Brooks’ Six Core Competencies. Some things are too important to lose sight of.
#12. Message in a bottle! It’s words of encouragements from one of my wrimos. I had all of them write one at the start of NaNo, and we picked one at random, to open in times of need.
That’s it! Yeah, there’s a lot of NaNoWriMo things there. I get really passionate about the event. Keeping reminders of its greatness close to me cheers me up when I need to write.
Also, you remember the herpes plushie I mentioned last Thursday? Look above my laptop. It’s the round yellow thing with eyes. There’s ulcer at its right. They’re always watching me while I work!
So that’s the mess I write in! Apparently I don’t need order to be inspired. Good thing, because I’m bad with cleaning.