Wednesday Writing – The other stuff I did

Last weekend was a rainy one so I spent much of the weekend in my office on writing tasks.  I focused on the business of writing.  Getting my book ready for printing, review the contract and other tasks.

Then I continued on cataloging some of my recent poems to finish applications for two poetry workshops I want to attend this year.  These two require you send writing samples and not everyone gets accepted.  I might be aiming higher than my skill level, but working with the instructors at either workshop would be a great help to me.  There was enough in my archives to put together a writing sample and I was able to get both the applications done and sent off.  I have to wait till May to find out if I’m accepted at either.

I did a little office reorg and was finally able to install my new bookcase on my desk and fill it full of stuff.  Now my writing area looks like this:

My new, fully finished, pre-messed up work area.

Well, that’s it for this week and now I have to get back to writing the marketing copy for my book.

If you need me – I’ll be at that desk in the picture.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to Wednesday Writing – The other stuff I did

  1. siskinbob says:

    A wise man once told me “A Clean Desk, Is A SIgn Of A Sick Mind”. Glad to see that you are in good health …… lol

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  2. G. J. Jolly says:

    A trivial question for you, Andrew: Are your writing sessions better with the curtains to the window closed or open?

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    • Better them open. I work better with natural light in the room. What you can’t see from the picture is that the widow looks out to a skylight that lets me look up and see the sky. Poets need to see the sky.

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      • G. J. Jolly says:

        I’ve been wondering if I would write better with the blinds closed but I have 3 cats who love to sit on the window sill and stare out at what is going on at there. I’m wondering if the ‘outside’ is too much of a distraction. Whenever I take a moment to think, my head automatically turned to the window pane and what is outside.

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  3. Deb Farris says:

    Andrew, You might have just inspired me to do an application or two. At least to sign up for a conference a friend sent my way. I’ve never been to a writing conference!

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  4. Mukhamani says:

    It looks good and your workspace is a nice place.

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  5. Debra says:

    I think that organizing paperwork and keeping a desk or writing center “clutter free” needs almost constant care. You look ready to work on your project.

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  6. Ray V. says:

    Congratulations on being one of the small handful of people who still have a landline phone.

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  7. Andrew, that could be my shelves, from the white binders to the knick-knacks in front of books to the flag at the top. Me too.

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  8. Very nice! Your bookcase is wonderful. 🙂 Best of luck with your applications!

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  9. Nice area. Do you actually do prolonged writing there . . .or do you move around to an easy chair, or comparable place? Blessings always.

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    • I do all my writing here on the keyboard. My handwriting is so bad that I can’t even read it, so I do all my writing sessions here. I generally write in one to two hour slots.

      I do move to the comfy chair for reading and sipping tea.


  10. dorannrule says:

    Looks like a real writer’s nook. Good luck with that book and all your poetic endeavors. 😊

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  11. Your work space is very neat, Andrew. Good luck for the poetry courses. I hope you get in.

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