Friday, March 10, 2006

View of an Office

Inspired by Michelle Hauf, I thought I'd share my work space with you.

Let's start with my crazy obsessions. This is my Lord of the Rings collection.

Amazingly, they are all standing. Maya hasn't gotten to them again yet. She conquers them regularly.

Yes, that is a Gandalf bobblehead on the second shelf. He was free.

Next to the Obsession Shelf is the fancy bookshelf I treated myself to after my office flooded the third time. I got rid of a bunch of mismatched, overpacked smaller shelves in favor of this:

You can see some of my Lord of the Rings posters, too. The one hidden to the right of the bookshelf is Orlando Bloom back when he was jailbait. A friend gave me that poster, I had nothing to do with it.

Here's some evidence that this room is not ALL about obsession. My lovely printer shelf.

More obsession. The standee was a Mother's Day gift.

Now, to the writing. A too-dark, too-close shot of my fabulous 19-inch monitor. The better to upload photos to my blog with. I mean, the better to view multiple pages of my manuscript with. :)

My muses. Merlin rules my paranormal romances, and Fred my contemporary, or "normal" stuff, though he's gotten kinda crazy with the action-adventure.

Fred was a Christmas gift from the same husband who gave me the Legolas standee. Does he rock or what? The husband. Though Fred does, too. The photo is me kissing my brother on his wedding day. He has a similar shot, reversed, taken on my wedding day.

The rune stone says "breakthrough."

This is my office's usual state:

And here is Inspiration Central, where my stories take me away on an adventure that...oh, forget that crap. It's where I write.

And spend far too much time reading e-mail and
writer and agent blogs.

Note the talking Legolas on the windowsill, the requisite box of chocolate (Whitman's Sampler, the dark chocolate variety), and what appears to be Entertainment Weekly, for when pages are slow to load.

And finally, what office would be complete without the requisite cute kitty? This is Maya, Fellowship Conqueror (when she's tired of Army Guys).


Meankitty Says... said...

I'm trading my office for a baby. Did you notice all the red or rust colored walls on MH's blog? Does it make you want to paint your office?

Natalie Damschroder said...

Hell, no! Painting is work. And I like my lilac with the lilac border. They're one of my favorite flowers.

MaryF said...

Love the kitty!

And I knew you were a LotR fan, but I think I underestimated how much! ;)

Natalie Damschroder said...

Yeah, it would be hard to OVERestimate my obsession. LOL

Part of it, though, is people who love me feeding it. My husband got the posters and the Legolas standee and the talking Legolas in the windowsill, and puzzles and games and trading cards and Aragorn (which led to me collecting the whole fellowship in action figure)--easy birthday, Christmas, and Mother's Day gifts.

MaryF said...

LOL, I can't see my husband getting me anything with The Phantom on it ;)