I thought you all might want to see my work space. This is where Jackie O-No and I work together to create the books I write. It’s a cozy nook, away from my family and friends and the place I go when I really want to “submerge.”
As you can see, I write on a chaise lounge which is Oh-so-elegant. Not! My back gave out a few years back and sitting at a desk for hours on end is out. So I use my laptop, pretty much exclusively. Also the lounge is “lounge” enough for Jackie, too!
I can’t write unless the space is neat and tidy—or at least I can’t start a book while the office is messy. However, as the pages are finished and the deadline looms, the area becomes a sty. When I’m finished with the book, after a couple days of sleep, I walk into the office and think, “What happened here? How did I not notice what a mess this is?” Then there’s a flurry of cleaning before I settle into the next project. Here's a pic of the place where it all starts: