Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My office

There's a neat thread on the ACFW e-mail loop about writers' office spaces, so I thought I'd post pictures of mine. I'm not the neatest person, so beware if clutter gives you palpitations.

Here's the view from the doorway. I also have a eucalyptus and lavender blend infusion that I use in my aromatherapy infuser, so the room smells comforting and it helps with my sinus headaches.

Here's the tour counter-clockwise, from right to left.

Directly to the right of the door are the closet doors, which are my brainstorming/storyboarding palette.

Next is my desk. I try to keep lots of water bottles around so I don't have any excuse not to drink enough water during the day. You'll also see the mess under the desk, which is my storage area for blank CD-ROMs and extra CD cases. (Those cases are super cheap at Goodwill, if you happen to find them there.)

And my very expensive ergonomic chair, which even Captain Caffeine said was surprisingly comfy. Should be, for the astronomical amount we paid to keep my back healthy.

Continuing toward the left, I have three bookshelves and an embarassingly large number of books in plastic bins. No, I haven't yet read all of them. I got most of them at Goodwill and Salvation army, so I usually picked them up when they were available, not when I had time to read.

Not seen in this photo, but to the right, is where my computer tower is sitting.

I love those plastic bins. We get them from Costco, and they hold everything. Some here have my extra tote bags and backpacks and things.

The weird flat black metal thing on the left is the folded-up dog crate. We don't use it but can't seem to get ourselves to give it away. It got stored in my office when we had to clean out the guest room for my parents to stay in for a few days, and the dog crate never left the office, for some reason.

That's the tour. Not a pretty sight. LOL. But I do enjoy being surrounded by books.


Anonymous said...

Hi Camy,

I don't think you have enough books yet.

Anonymous said...


And I'm staying anonymous just to make you crazy. ; )

Oops, did that give it away?

Jess said...

Camy, I love, love, LOVE your office. Why? Well, because it looks so much like mine! ha... except my stuff is stored in ugly cardboard boxes. I think I'm going to investigate plastic. I really like the idea of SEEING my treasures. :))

Angie Poole said...

Camy, girl, keep in mind that I love you, but if I was your husband I would take a flame-thrower to your office. No wonder you have so many bookgiveaways :)

You are so "before" in Get Organized 101--and not at all like I pictured your office!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, I said that I loved you. So I'll be there at 5:00 am tomorrow to clean your office. I can't stand it. Just kidding.

Crystal said...

Camy, You are one brave woman. But I always wondered why I felt a "kindred" spirit with you when I thought we were so different. Seems we have a LOT (ha ha) in common--between the book count and the way your office "functions" and your obsession on diet/exercise, I finally figured it out. What's your Myers-Briggs' profile??? Your sister in many ways, Crystal

Michele said...

Hi Camy! It's nice to know someone else store their books in BINS! Bins can store more books than shelves, period. We are planning to label our bins with the books in them for easy finds. :)

deborah said...

I love that you have so many books! I want a personal library one day and your books will definetly be a part of my collection :)

Camy Tang said...

Thanks, guys! And thanks Deborah--I'd be honored to be part of your collection!