Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In the Zone

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question for you to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you leave your link in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: What would your ideal writing desk look like? Right down to the perfect pen or laptop.

In Alicia's Fantasy World - where I'm 5'9", not so busty, and a little more buff - I have a library. This library would have floor to ceiling bookshelves, a window seat, 2 sets of french doors: one leading to the balcony and the other to the hallway. There would be a comfy chair and possibly an area rug in a bright-ass color (electric blue maybe).

There's be an alcove (complete with window) where my new office space would be.  I'd have an L-shaped desk with a hutch. The L would be under the window so I can see the outside, but not get distracted by its shininess. The shelves in the hutch would hold any books I was referencing for the current WIP. I'd have a drawer to file important-ish papers and a drawer for pens and things.*

I'm good with my Dell laptop, so that would stay, but I'd so have a wireless printer.

I'd own stock in 3M because I'd own that many Post-it items: bright colored sticky notes in varying sizes, those highlighter pens, not to mention the easel pad to brainstorm and plot. There's be a pack of multi-colored Sharpies for said easel pad too.

There'd be a stack of index cards and legal pads in the drawer, not to mention my new favorite pen - the Staples Delta Elite. It's one of the smoothest pens I've used.

And journals. Those little ones that I was too lazy to use in high school. Those are great for keeping all WIP notes in one portable place. Those would be stacked up in the hutch.

I'd also have a little dry erase board so I could write notes to myself.

I like my current desk chair and that would come with me. It's comfy, tealish, and The Stripey One can lounge on the back while I sit there.


*A definite grown up advancement from my adhoc throw it wherever feng shui.

_______ hit of the day: The Magic of the Wizards Dream by Rhapsody of Fire


  1. I REALLY like that desk! It would be cool to have a desk with overhead storage like that.

  2. I love the mix of romantic and functional (office supplies FTW) in your space.

  3. Easel pad! O.o I've never thought about that. That would be cool.

  4. What writer doesn't dream of an electric blue area rug? Love it!

  5. I love my desk (pictured in my Feb 1 post). The two most important ingredients - natural wood and a view.

  6. I have never put much thought into the type of pens I like (at least not until mine stops working reliably--I HATE that!), but you had me at "one of the smoothest pens I've used". Must. Get. One. NOW.

  7. Kaitlin - I NEED storage. My current apartment is totally devoid of it. I'm craving storage space like the way The White One craves cat treats.

    Kristin - Funny, I never considered the dream space/library romantic. I had to go back and see what I wrote, but I get it now.

    Horserider - The easel pad is sooo useful. Hubby had got me one in my writerly bday package this year. So. Useful.

    Samurai - First, I think next time I'll just abbreviate you. Second, who doesn't like electric blue?

    Robert - I had to go back and look at your desk again. I remember being envious of all your storage. Not to mention how neat your desk is.

    Jess - Hubby brought the pens as part of the writerly bday package. I kinda balked at it since I'm all about the blue Papermates from work or the odd collection of RCN logo pens we have dropping from the sky. (Still use those, but not for the hardcore writing anymore.) And the Delta Elites are refillable too, I think.

  8. KO - Thanks

    Everyone - have you ever clicked on the handicapped icon next to the wv? Miranda commented on it in another post and I'm with her - it sounds like the devil possessed my computer.


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