Welcome to my workspace. Some of you have seen it before, but many have not. I do know that I have added more to it since the last time that I posted about it. It is a small bonus room off of our living room.
This is where I blog, where I research, Facebook, email and develop my pictures. It is where Cary catches up with football news and his other computer stuff.
This is where I am going to write my books.
Known as the "Queen of Small Spaces", I fit as much as I can into each little nook and cranny. Here is our desk:
Next to it is a work space for laying out stuff. It isn't always this neat and tidy. I spent all day Monday going through and organizing everything as I prepared for upcoming writing projects:
Here are my research books. This cabinet was made in a shop class in Drain, Oregon and was given to my Great-Grandpa Ben Hedrick. My Aunt Sondy gave it to me around 25 years ago:
This little display honors my Grandma Johnson, and many of the wooden spools of thread were hers. I have some office supplies and card-making supplies on the bottom shelves.
The screen conceals a bunch of clutter, and the desk is Cary's. He doesn't use it, but I put his stuff there:
The Letsom Letters are hidden behind the screen. I still have so much organizing to do in this corner:
Here is Cary's desk again. The chair was my Uncle John's. My friend Patty made the M.E. quilt for us for a wedding gift:
Notice his Dad's hat, some of Cary's books and a lamp of my Grandma T.'s:
I like to surround myself with pretty things, and special words from friends:
My girls have been adding to my wind-chime collection, but some are too pretty to put outside:
There is another reason for showing you where I work. I have big plans! I say this every fall, but this year I am going to move forward with my writing. I have so many books going through my brain right now. Travel books, family stories, and some fiction creative writing too. All I want to do right now is write, so that is what I am going to do.
To do that, I need to be organized, pulling things off of my blog and put them into notebooks so that I can see what I have. I have been blogging for nearly 5 years now, and there is a lot of info gathered.
For instance, a while back, I printed off my Book Blurb Friday flash fiction stories. They are all grouped into the notebook below, ready to expand on when I feel like it.
How do you guys organize your work?
Thanks so much for stopping by to see me!
~ Kathy M.
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