Shawn L. Bird

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where do you write? March 22, 2021

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:06 pm
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Here’s a peek at my writing zone.

May be an image of indoor

The desk was built by my grandfather about 70 years ago. I inherited it when my mom died last summer. I was so happy to find an ergonomic (tilting!) keyboard tray with a swing-away mouse pad that fit between its drawers, so I can fit my ergnomic keyboard and mouse, and it tucks right up underneath when I’m done working.

The bookshelf shows a bit of my collection of writing resources, some practical, some fun!

Close ups of my (custom) mug and my needle-felted desk poodle, made from some of OJ’s wool, and finally a shot out the window of a pretty sunset over the hills earlier in the month.

My desk has to be in its own room, because I am too messy to work in a public zone. (Yes, I tidied before taking the photo!)

Do I work at this desk all the time? No. I will also work out on my porch swing in the summer, in the bath (using a full-size waterproof keyboard) or on my living room couch. However, if I’m doing a lot of writing or particularly formatting, the ergonomic set-up is important for avoiding pain. I never write in coffee shops, because I live in small place, so people are always interupting to visit. 🙂

If you’re a writer, what does your desk look like?

 

2 Responses to “where do you write?”

  1. Jim Stewart Says:

    I utilize the layer/stack form of organization. I know where stuff is, but nobody believes me. I like Einstein’s observation: if a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is an empty desk a sign of?

    • lol AMEN! At work, I’m getting better about tossing and tidying at the end of each day so it if someone needs to come in, it’s easy to see my planner, etc.

      At home, any horizontal surface appears to be fair game for stacks and piles. It is very difficult to reform this habit!


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