The writer's desk. Sometimes, it's the place we rush to eagerly in the morning, impatient to spin magic from nothing more than thoughts and dreams. Other times, our desk is Hell on Earth. We're chained to it, driving to make a deadline. Or struggling to fill a stubbornly blank screen.
One thing is true of all writers: We spend a lot of time at our desks. Where we work may say a lot about who we are as writers.
Here are some of the TKZ gang, as reflected by our desks.
Joe Moore - A picture of serenity
Just looking at the picture of Joe's office makes me feel relaxed. But Joe, is it always this neat?
James Scott Bell - City View
Jim Bell shared a picture of his favorite writing spot--a local coffee shop with a great view of LA street life.
Jordan Dane -- Have Diva Dog, will Travel
Jordan's well-appointed office doubles as home for her Diva Dog, which she takes to signings.
Nancy Cohen -- A Writer's CentCom
Nancy's writing hub looks like a setting for "War Games II". Her next thriller?
Michelle Gagnon -- Thinking Outside the Box
Michelle is in the middle of a move, so she's temporarily between offices.
"It’s interesting, because lately I’ve found that I actually work best away from my official “desk”; on airplanes, or other places where there isn’t easy access to the internet so that I don’t get as distracted," she says. "...I am toying with doing away with a real office in favor of working in different parts of the house depending on my mood."
Kathryn Lilley -- A Terminal Case of Wanderlust
I'm a restless soul, always on the move. I plug in my laptop wherever I happen to land. Yesterday, it was the dining room table. I took this shot as I wrote today's blog.
Clare Langley-Hawthorne -- The Exterminator
About her office Clare says, "You can see the Dalek on my desk...I can push a button and hear 'exterminate' when things aren't going so well with the manuscript!"
John Ramsey Miller -- Blogger Emeritus
Before he transitioned to his new silk-screening endeavor, John left us with a picture of his writing cabin. Alas, no chickens in sight--the evil fox got 'em!
Next Friday: Let's see where you write!
For next Friday's post, we want to hear about where our TKZ readers write! Send us a photo of your desk. You can send it to killzoneblog at gmail dot com.
If you have any thoughts about writing desks, or if you have any writing-related questions, feel free to post them today in the Comments. We'll all be dropping in from time to time today; we'll do our best to answer them.