Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where was I all weekend?

I was at my dad's cabin, one of my favorite places in the world, and also one of my best places for writing. Our cabin has beautiful views out every window and a serene and peaceful atmosphere. It also has several great spots to set up and work on my latest novel...

This is my favorite:


This is the desk my dad built up in the loft of the cabin, and I have spent many happy and productive hours working at this desk. You have to kind of crawl into place in that chair, because most grown adults can't stand up straight in the loft, but once you're there, it's a very comfortable spot.

The weather was so nice this weekend, I actually did most of my work sitting out on the screen porch - but that's much less photogenic.

I dearly love to see other people's work spaces. Do you have a picture of your desk on-line? Post and link in the comments and let everyone see.


Jina Bacarr said...

Very cool workplace, Elle.

Re: my workplace: Here's a video I made of me "working in my bathrobe."




Erotic Horizon said...

Very cool work space and clean..

My work space in a working order of chaos... if it's neat i will be lost, spill a few paper clips and am good to go.

One thing I can't word without though is an industrial size calendar...


Galen Kindley said...

Wow, your Dad's got some carpentry skills, huh? Hey, where--generally--is your hide away?

Sadly, I have no desk...but,we're working on it. (getting the desk, that is...not, working on the desk. Sigh. Why is this writing stuff so hard.)

Best, Galen

Karen Walker said...

Love the space. Where is the cabin?
I have a fully equipped office upstairs, but my favorite writing space is with my laptap on a recliner chair in my living room where I can look out the kitchen window and see the trees.

Karen Walker

Alexis Grant said...

So funny -- I have a similar post scheduled for tomorrow!

Very cool workspace. Hope you got a lot done!

Elle Parker said...

Jina - that is so cool!! Thanks for sharing!

EH, I need a good calendar too

Galen - Our cabin is up in Northern Wisconsin, and it's just a wonderful place to be

Karen - Laptops are just amazing for freedom in writing

Alexis - I'm looking forward to that!


The Practical Preserver said...

My desk is cluttered with books, papers, and I'm sure there's a coffee cup or two in there somewhere. I tried cleaning it once. Couldn't think of a thing to write.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I looked around my workspace after I read your post and decided I'd best tidy up before taking any pictures. Like that's ever going to happen...


Enid Wilson said...

LOL, my bed is my work place, so sorry I can't show you all the girly bedsheet and untidy clothes.

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K. A. Laity said...

Sounds like heaven! I'm envious.

julielomoe said...

Love the photo of your workspace. I too work under the eaves in my upstairs office, with a similar slant to the roof right ovr the computer. There's a beautiful picture window to my left where I can glimpse the lake through the maple trees, and a perfect breeze is blowing in right now, tempting me out to garden.

Two major problems - it gets unbearably hot in summer, and the space does double duty as my cats' bedroom. I desperately need a laptop.