Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's On My Desk

Hej! As William Faulkner said, "Don't be a writer, be writing." To be writing all I need is my computer or at the very least a good spiral notebook and a pencil. While I make it a goal to get words down every day, there are a few items I find helpful to have on hand to keep me organized and because, well, they're fun. *Note the above photo was taken in my pre-Passion Planner days. However, the system is much the same.

The Passion Planner. This helps me stay on track with my day to day activities and the long term goals I want to achieve. Read all about staying #Goalden here.

My "office" is smack in the middle of the living room. A 10x10 carpet designates my official space and here's my desk, complete with ergonomic laptop stand. And yes, my lappy is ancient, but I love the old gal. 

Here are some of my books...just some of them. It's the untidiest of bookshelves. Sorry/not sorry. 

But the Emotion Thesaurus is a favorite! 

Okay, so this isn't an "office" item, but I keep the fridge stocked with San Pellegrino for when I need some fizz.

My writer friend Cheyanne Young got me hooked on awarding myself with a star when I meet my daily writing goals.

Speaking of sticky, fun tape for taping things and stuff.

Post-its! Enough said.

And colorful pens! I don't have a color-coding system or anything, but these colors pop in my Passion Planner. 

I keep my business cards handy. Yes, they double as bookmarks.

The BASKET! I have a large basket filled with writerly stuff: ARCs, author copies, bookmarks, tissues paper, and confetti! 

Writer fuel! Yes, they're from In-N-Out.

Do you write? What's on your desk? What are your writing essentials? Are you a reader? Are there things you like to surround yourself before you lose yourself in the pages? If you have any questions about the writing life or posts you'd like to see, please leave them in in the comments below.


  1. Um, why don't I have one of those business cards with ribbons on them!?!?!?! :p

  2. Love! The gold star idea is AMAZING. I love to cross things off a list, it makes me feel so accomplished. Sometimes if I've completed a task that I never wrote down, then I will write it down after just so I can cross it off! I'm gonna get me some gold stars. :) As a reader: when I'm ready to read I need a quiet spot, a curl-up-worthy chair, a light blanket for the snuggle factor, and a cup of warm coffee within arms reach...or wine if it's evening. Ahhh, that's nice.

  3. I just downloaded my Passion Planner! Squeeee!!! Thank you for sharing the info. :-*

  4. Yay!!! Let me know what you think of the Passion Planner!