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It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers get excited about different sorts of things than other people: imaginary folks who start talking to them in the middle of the night, pens, a chance to go to some exotic or peaceful retreat where they will spend the majority of the time working away on their computers. What am I excited about this week? I finally got myself a proper writing desk!

Up until now, my only desk has been my small computer desk, which if you’ve watched my office tour video you know generally has no available free space whatsoever. So when I’m doing line edits on paper (which I do for every major draft of every book) or going over copyedits or page proofs (which arrive printed out) or just brainstorming ideas away from the computer, I often find myself awkwardly sitting on the bed or the couch or my writing chair with one of our little folding tables set up. Finally I decided it was worth the hassle of tracking down a desk that did everything I needed. It had to take up not too much space, because my office isn’t terribly big, so a secretary style with a drop down writing surface worked perfectly. I wanted lots of storage, to make as good use of the space it’d take up as possible. Plus, I like lots of compartments on my furniture the same way I like lots of pockets in my purses, so a set up like this makes me incredibly pleased:

(There are even two secret compartments!)

And I also figured that if it was time for me to get a proper desk, it was also time for me to have a proper way of displaying my own books, which until now have been tucked away in a cupboard since my bookshelves are already overflowing with all the books by other people I love or am planning to read. So my writing desk now holds a collection of the various editions of my three published books. Here’s hoping some day I’ll fill all three shelves with them!

Share: have you made any recent purchases that you’re excited about? :)

Originally published at another world, not quite ours - Megan Crewe's blog. You can comment here or there.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 9th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC)
That's a fabulous desk!!
Feb. 9th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I think so too (obviously)! :D
Feb. 9th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
I love your desk! Oh, all the wonderful books that will be written there ...
Feb. 10th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
I hope so! :)
Feb. 9th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely desk! And secret compartments - that sounds so cool! Every writer should have a place of honor to display one's books!
Feb. 10th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm a big fan of secret compartments! And being able to finally display my books is definitely nice--I've been envious of pictures I've seen from other authors' homes!
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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