I’m revising for a Monday deadline, so I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog this week. But I thought I’d take a minute to show you my wonderful roll top desk during the throw-everything-anywhere phase of the revision process. I saw this Winners Only desk about ten years ago, when I moved into my own house after a really difficult divorce. It was on the pricey for me, so I passed it by. But the house had this alcove in the family room and when I measured it, it exactly fit the dimensions of the desk. I called the store and asked how long it would take to get it. They said “Would this afternoon work?” So within a few hours, I had this magnificent and incredibly useful desk in my house, worth every penny I paid for it.
The twelve little drawers have labels (I see I’ve lost a few) for each month, so I can keep receipts in them. The lower drawers have big filing cabinets. There are all sorts of drawers and hidden compartments. Beneath the desk, right behind the dog bed, is a cupboard where I keep old manuscripts. And the desk has these two wonderful pull-out shelves (the yellow stack is my work in progress) that I use all the time. Another recognizable item on the desk are the two fat books toward the front with a cover theat resembles the cover on Secrets She Left Behind. It’s actually an Italian edition I just received, in which they packaged The Bay at Midnight together with The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. That’s one fat book!
Of course the best thing about my roll top desk is that I can roll the top closed when company comes and no one has to know how sloppy I am.
Right now, I’m grabbing that work-in-progress and heading for the Opium Den. Have a great weekend, everyone. Hope you’re reading something fabulous!